Daily Israel Report

Perlman Released: I Suffered, But Everything is For the Good

"They tortured me, swore at me, tried to humiliate me, and tied me to a chair with handcuffs for 18 hours straight," Chaim Perlman told reporters.
By Yoni Kempinski
First Publish: 8/12/2010, 4:58 PM / Last Update: 8/12/2010, 5:26 PM


"They held me in custody for 31 days; they tortured me, screamed at me, swore at me, tried to humiliate me, and tied me to a chair with handcuffs for 18 hours straight," Chaim Perlman told reporters after his release Thursday.

"I suffered, but everything is for the good in the end," said the 30 year old Perlman. "I believe that everything is for the good. I thank G-d, the creator of the world, I thank my precious wife, I thank Itamar (Itamar Ben Gvir, leading nationalist activist who accompanied the trial - ed.) and the Honenu organization who helped me and brought in the best lawyers you can get."

Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) authorities suspect Perlman of killing four Arabs ten years ago, and Perlman has been held in administrative detention without any charges being filed against him. 

The court ordered his release to house arrest in the town of Tekoa in Gush Etzion. On Monday, Petach Tikva Magistrate Court Judge Nahum Sternlicht rejected a police request to extend Perelman's detention by eight days and ordered a 48-hour extension instead.