Police ask to extend arrest of Arab MK Basel Ghattas

By ALON HOCHMON/MAARIV
December 23, 2016 08:16

MK Basel Ghattas (Balad) was investigated by the Israel Police for several hours on Thursday night on suspicion of smuggling cellphones into the prison cells of high-risk Palestinian prisoners.

The explanation Gatas provided in the investigation did not match the findings police have acquired. Therefore, it was decided to leave Gatas under arrest.

Gatas will be brought to a court hearing on Friday, where police will request to extend his arrest by six additional days.


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