Price-tag suspect gets remand extension

July 3, 2013 02:20

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, police said.

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.The suspect faces multiple charges, including arson, damage to the grounds, trespassing, conspiracy and obstruction of justice.

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