LGBT activist to appear in court in connection to Bar Noar

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June 8, 2013 21:32
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A well-known member of the LGBT community will be brought for a remand extension at the Tel Aviv magistrate's court Sunday, for a crime police believe is linked to the motive for the 2009 shooting at the Bar Noar LGBT center that left two dead and 11 wounded.

The man, a prominent activist in the LGBT community for many years, is not suspected of being involved in the shooting itself, but police believe that he plays a key role in building the case against the three suspects arrested last Wednesday night for the planning and execution of the shooting. They are also interested in determining what he knew about who carried out the shooting over the past four years.

Since the arrests were made last week, police have said that the motive for the shooting doesn't appear to be a hate crime, contrary to what was widely-believed over the past four years. The motive, as it has been presented so far by police, points to a desire for revenge on the part of the main suspects.

While the case remains under a strict gag order, a partial lifting of the gag order is expected to take place, which will allow more details to emerge to the public.

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