Police on Saturday night arrested three
suspects they believe may have torched the car of the Be'er Ya'acov
Local Council Head Nissim Gozlan earlier in the night.
Police said that they suspect the
assailants threw a firebomb at the car, setting it alight. All three
are currently undergoing questioning by police and will be brought to
a remand extension on Sunday.
No one was hurt in the incident, but
police in the Shfela subdistrict have set up a special investigative
team to examine the motives behind the incident.
Gozlan himself said Sunday he believes
the incident was linked to moves to cut the workforce of the local
council, but he said “these incidents wont deter me, we are
determined to continue the exact same path that we began.”
Just last Wednesday a kindergarten was
torched in Be'er Ya'acov. It is unclear if the two incidents are