מעצר חשוד בהצתת רכב באזור הר הזיתים דוברות המשטרה

Israel Police on Saturday morning arrested an Arab suspected of setting fire to the vehicle of Rabbi Dov Lior, a senior Religious Zionist rabbi.

The car went up in flames on Friday morning, near the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

Undercover Border Police officers participated in the arrest of the 57-year-old suspect, who is a resident of one of Jerusalem's Arab neighborhoods. The interrogation revealed that the suspect set fire to the vehicle using flammable materials, and as a result the vehicle sustained severe damage.

The interrogation also revealed that prior to the suspect setting fire to the vehicle, the suspect attempted to set fire to another vehicle at the same location, but was unsuccessful. He returned later that morning in order to carry out his intent.

The suspect will be brought to court Saturday evening for an extension of his arrest, as police work to bring him to justice.

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