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  Shvat 26, 5772 , 19/02/12

Nabi Elias Car Arson Suspect Released

A resident of the Samarian Jewish community of Yitzhar, who was arrested, last week on suspicion of torching a car in the Samarian Arab village of Nabi Elias, was released to five days of house arrest, Sunday morning, according to the Honenu legal-aid organization. Arabs in the village gave police the license number of the suspect's vehicle and he was detained for four days in spite of telling investigators that he was home the entire evening of the incident.

Honenu attorney Adi Kedar said, "This indicates that the investigative authorities understood that the suspect had no connection to the incident, even if his vehicle was involved."

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