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End of saga? Administrative exile investigated on suspicion of “price tag” incident released

Wednesday, December 28, 12:21 A short time ago one of the four administrative exiles arrested on suspicion of involvement with “price tag” incidents was released at the Jerusalem Magistrate Court after no evidence implicating him in any crime was found. The police requested that the court release him to complete house arrest for 20 days and Judge Eilata Ziskind accepted the request and ruled that the arrestee, a minor aged 17 from Hevron, would remain under house arrest in Jerusalem for 20 days. Additionally the court ruled on a 750 NIS bond as a condition for release. Honenu attorney Adi Kedar said, “The release request signals the end of the saga.” Kedar, who represented the minor, announced that he would file an appeal on the severe release conditions. The minor had remained in remand for 14 days, during which he was interrogated by interrogators from the Moriah Police Station and the Central Police Unit of Yehuda and Shomron on suspicion of involvement with “price tag” incidents, among them the incident at the Ephraim Brigade base. The minor denied all charges and told Honenu attorney Adi Kedar that they did not present him with any evidence linking him to the incidents. Kedar reported in response that, “The request to release him signals the end of the saga, although the release conditions under which the minor was released are most severe and we will appeal them.” Honenu reported in response that, “It is sad to see how time after time the police arrest people without evidence, only because of their opinions and their place of residence. We hope that the remainder of the arrestees will also be released soon.” In a related case yesterday the remands of three administrative exiles arrested with the released minor in an apartment in Kiryat Moshe, Jerusalem approximately two weeks ago and also that of a student from Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav suspected of involvement with the incident at the Ephraim Brigade base, were extended. Concerning the yeshiva student the judge wrote that if there is no development in the investigation, he should be released at the police station. Honenu attorneys Adi Kedar and David HaLevi are representing the arrestees.

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