One of Two Mosque Arson Suspects Released
The suspect released into house arrest will stay that way for one week and then be under nighttime-only house arrest for another week. In addition he will not be allowed into Judea and Samaria for 21 days and he will deposit 7,000 shekels into the court's coffers.
Sources close to the suspects said that the case is "in its death throes." The judge who extended the remand of a suspect last week said that the case was a weak one.
The mosque in the village of Tuba Zangariya was set on fire October 3. The village is largely Bedouin and its population has a history of serving in the IDF. While the press and politicians were quick to blame Jewish nationalists for the blaze, some onlookers noted that the arson could be an act of provocation designed to drive the village's population into the arms of radical Islamists and irredentists.