4th suspect held in torching of Beduin village mosque

Police say man is 20-year-old from Samaria, who was arrested in W. Bank settlement of Yitzhar; remand extension to be requested.

October 31, 2011 20:00
Burned Tuba Zanghariya mosque

Burned Tuba Zanghariya mosque 311. (photo credit: Ben Hartman)

Police said Monday night that investigators have arrested a fourth suspect in the torching of a mosque in the Galilee Beduin village of Tuba Zanghariya in early October.

Police said the man is a 20- year-old resident of Samaria, who was arrested in the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar on Monday.

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Police said the suspect will be brought before the Petah Tikvah Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday morning, where they will seek an extension of his remand.

The investigation into the arson is being carried out by the Judea and Samaria police in collaboration with the special LAHAV investigative task force, which was launched to investigate suspected “price tag” attacks, the name given to acts of vandalism or violence carried out by Jewish extremists to protest government policies.

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