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A 25-year-old resident of Jerusalem was arrested on Wednesday by Judea and
Samaria Police on suspicion of shooting dead a Palestinian youth in March, after
rocks were thrown at him and other Israelis who were walking near the West Bank
village of Arak Burin.
Police said the suspect was arrested after eye
witnesses provided a description that fit his features, and after “many complex
investigative operations” were carried out by Judea and Samaria Police’s Central
The suspect will be charged with manslaughter, police added. He is
due to appear before the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Thursday
The gunshot victim, Udi Nahar Kadus, 19, was shot dead after a
group of Israelis were attacked with rocks, a police spokeswoman told The
on Wednesday evening.
“We know rocks were thrown, followed
by the shooting,” the spokeswoman said.
Dep.-Cmdr. Eli Yesayed, head of
the Judea and Samaria Central Unit, said, “This is a sensitive investigation
involving many complex aspects. Our aim was to trace down the main suspect
The case material has now been handed over to state
The suspect’s attorney, Ariel Atari, told Army Radio that he
was baffled by the arrest. “Law enforcement authorities have already said that
this is apparently a case of self defense. Hence this arrest is bizarre,” he
Also on Wednesday night, Judea and Samaria Police arrested three
female Israeli minors on suspicion of setting fire to a Palestinian vehicle in
Hebron several months ago.
Two of the suspects had their custody extended
by a day by the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court, while a third will appear before
the court on Thursday morning.
“The arrests came following an intensive
investigation,” the police spokeswoman said.