Police to appeal against Shapira's release in mosque arson

January 27, 2010 21:33


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Judea and Samaria Police will launch an appeal at Jerusalem District Court against a decision by a magistrate to free Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira, who was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of being linked to the December arson attack on a Palestinian mosque.

Neither police nor the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) are prepared
to disclose publicly the specific role they suspect Shapira of playing in the attack, but the Jerusalem magistrate who freed the rabbi read the classified case material earlier on Tuesday.

"All we can say at this stage is that he is suspected in connection with the arson incident," a police spokesman said.

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