The three main suspects in the
murder of two gay patrons at the Bar Noar in Tel Aviv four years ago professed
their innocence during their first appearance in Tel Aviv District Court on
The court extended their remand by
11 days at the police’s request. The court is now discussing whether to extend
the remand of a fourth suspect, a high-profile member of the gay community who
is not thought to have taken part in the shooting but is alleged to have held
information about the investigation.
Police say the motive for the shooting was personal, and not
homophobia, as was widely suspected immediately after the incident.