Report: Shin Bet eavesdropped on minor and mother in Jewish terror case

A report claims Israel's secret service has an underage student under surveillance.

Police raid the Pri Haaretz Yeshiva in Rechalim (photo credit: ELISHUV HAR SHALOM)
Police raid the Pri Haaretz Yeshiva in Rechalim
(photo credit: ELISHUV HAR SHALOM)
A student at Pri Ha’aretz Yeshiva in Rechalim communicated to his mother that he needed to remain silent under interrogation by law enforcement to avoid landing the minor defendant in the Jewish terror case in jail for 20 years, KAN radio reported Friday.
What the minor did not know was that the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) was eavesdropping on the communication. This was at the stage where its criminal probe of the killing of Palestinian Aysha Rabi in October was still clandestine.
The Shin Bet has refused to confirm the report, but also did not deny it.
The report indicated that the minor speaking was with one of the four released suspects and that his friend was the 16-year-old minor indicted on Thursday for manslaughter in Rabi’s killing.
Depending on the circumstances of the eavesdropping, if it occurred, the evidence may or may not be admissible in court. But whether it is admissible or not, it could give further incite into how the Shin Bet chose to target its suspects.
Besides this newly revealed potential evidence, the main evidence in the case against the minor is that the Shin Bet reported his DNA was found on the rock which killed Rabi.
Rabi, a mother of eight, was killed when a rock was thrown at her car on Route 60 and hit her in the head.
The Honenu legal aid organization has been assisting the minor, reporting two weeks ago that the Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court had ordered the Justice Ministry’s unit for investigating complaints against the Shin Bet to probe a complaint of mistreatment from one of the minors.
Honenu described the complaints as being handcuffed nearly all day to a chair, being spat at and being driven into a meltdown by insufficient food and rest.