The Kfar Saba Magistrate's Court extended the remand of a Ra'anana business
owner whose store went up in flames on Sunday by a day, sparking explosions and
causing panic in the city's industrial area.
The suspect, Ron Nahum, is
suspected of keeping a large number of gas canisters on his premises, beyond
what is permitted by safety regulations, police said.
attorney, Avital Almogit, agreed to the 24-hour extension in custody, but told
the court that the fire began at another location and spread to Nahum's
In her ruling Judge Dana Marshak Merom said there was a
reasonable basis of evidence to tie the man to police suspicions against
Seven people suffered from smoke inhalation following the fire,
though all were classed as being in light condition.