haim pearlman 2 311.
(photo credit: screen shot)
The Petah Tikva District
Court decided to release Chaim Pearlman to house arrest for 15 days on
Thursday, after rejecting police's appeal of the decision.
court accepted one part of the appeal, forbidding
Pearlman from contacting others involved in the case.
Shin Bet denies claims it tortured Pearlman
Fourth suspected Pearlman accomplice released
lawyer, Adi Keidar, said that the evidence incriminating Pearlman is weak,
and he will appeal to release Pearlman from house arrest.
Pearlman is expected to leave prison and head to his parents' home in Tekoa on Thursday.
Pearlman, of Beit Raban/Givat Washington near Yavne, was arrested on
July 13 on suspicion of murdering several Palestinians and attempting to murder seven others in Jerusalem in the
The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and the Israel Police were dealt a
serious blow on Wednesday when the Petah Tikva Magistrate’s Court
ordered Pearlman released to house
Judge Nahum Sternlicht said there was not enough evidence to indict Pearlman, but delayed his release until Thursday.
In response to the court’s decision, the Shin Bet issued a rare
statement in which it said that Pearlman was still the prime suspect in
its investigation into the murders that occurred
over 10 years ago.
“While we have not collected sufficient evidence to try him in court,
Pearlman remains the prime suspect in the investigation,” the Shin Bet
said. “We will use the resources at our disposal to
investigate these serious cases, even if they happened more than 10
Ben Hartman and Yaakov Katz contributed to this report.