The ultra-Orthodox man arrested Sunday over a September price-tag attack on a
West Bank Christian monastery had his remand extended by three days on Monday,
The unidentified 22-year-old from Bnei Brak – who was
arraigned on Monday – allegedly spray-painted graffiti on the walls of the
Latrun Monastery, denouncing Jesus and the government’s evacuation of Jews from
the Migron outpost, before setting the monastery doors ablaze. The arrest came
one day before Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon changed the legal classification
of Jewish nationalistic attacks to allow law enforcement to imprison suspects
longer, deny them access to lawyers for extended periods, and allow authorities
to keep suspects in custody until the end of legal proceedings.
suspect faces multiple charges, including arson, damage to the grounds,
trespassing, conspiracy and obstruction of justice.