Tuba Zanghariya mosque arson: Second suspect arrested

Police are believed to be looking into possibility that a far-right group is behind the incident; suspect remanded to 3 days custody.

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October 10, 2011 12:22
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Burned Tuba Zanghariya mosque

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

Police on Sunday arrested a second suspect in the torching of a mosque in the village of Tuba Zanghariya last week.

The custody of the suspect arrested in connection with the Galilee mosque arson attack was extended by three days on Monday.

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The suspect appeared before a Petah Tikva Magistrate's Court for a remand hearing. A media ban prevents publication of any further details.

Police are believed to be investigating the possibility that an organized far-right group is linked to the incident.

Police arrested another suspect from northern Israel last week in connection with arson.

Initial suspicions against the suspect, who attends a yeshiva in the West Bank, have only grown, a Kfar Saba magistrate said during the remand hearing.

Last month, police announced the formation of a special task force to track down and arrest far-right extremists who were behind price tag incidents in the West Bank.

"These acts are so dangerous, and harmful on a national level. They can result in an escalation, and this is the last thing the country needs," Danino said in September.

Since the demolition of three homes in the Migron settlement on September 5, two mosques in the West Bank in the towns of Yatma and Quasara were vandalized with the same graffiti. Additionally, price-tag vandals infiltrated an army base next to the Beit-El settlement and damaged 13 vehicles.

Joanna Paraszczuk contributed to this report.


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