Police arrest suspects alleged to have torched council head's car

Police on Saturday night arrested threesuspects they believe may have torched the car of the Be'er Ya'acovLocal Council Head Nissim Gozlan earlier in the night.

Police said that they suspect theassailants threw a firebomb at the car, setting it alight. All threeare currently undergoing questioning by police and will be brought toa remand extension on Sunday.

No one was hurt in the incident, butpolice in the Shfela subdistrict have set up a special investigativeteam to examine the motives behind the incident.

Gozlan himself said Sunday he believesthe incident was linked to moves to cut the workforce of the localcouncil, but he said “these incidents wont deter me, we aredetermined to continue the exact same path that we began.”

Just last Wednesday a kindergarten wastorched in Be'er Ya'acov. It is unclear if the two incidents arelinked.

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