Three residents of Israeli-Arab town indicted for 'terror arson'

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December 7, 2016 13:50
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Three Deir Hana residents were indicted in the Haifa District Court on Wednesday for arson on November 25 for purposes of terrorizing the state.

The Haifa District Attorney's Office charged Raami Hatib, 22, Amir Salem, 21, and a minor with arson within Deir Hana, attempted additional arson, conspiracy to commit a felony and an array of obstruction of justice charges for fleeing arrest.

The arson they perpetrated was small and was not considered responsible for the larger fires in the Haifa area and other places. The three represent the second group to be indicted, with both being for minor arson. It is still unclear whether "terror arson" was responsible for a sizable or negligible portion of the fire attacks which hit the state in November.

However, the three specifically discussed the wave of fire attacks on the country and specifically expressed an intent to join the wave of fire attacks, particularly since they assumed it would be hard for them to be caught.

However, after their first arson, police noticed them acting suspiciously as they were traveling to a site to ignite a second fire.

After a high speed car chase and attempts to convince the police that they were trying to find their car which someone else had stolen, they were arrested and eventually indicted. 

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