Police nab Palestinians stealing Torah scrolls

Four Palestinian teens were caught stealing five Torah scrolls from a Beit Shemesh synagogue, police said Thursday. The four suspects were nabbed red-handed by Beit Shemesh police Wednesday night outside the Etz Hazayit Synagogue as they waited with the scrolls for a getaway car, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said. The four suspects were brought to a Jerusalem court Thursday for a remand hearing. The Torah scrolls, valued at NIS 1 million, were not damaged in the thwarted burglary and have been returned to the synagogue, the police said.