Havat Gilad residents Yehuda Landsberg and Yehuda Savir to be released to house arrest

Tuesday, March 11, 16:29 In a deliberation which took place on the morning of Tuesday, March 11 the Lod District Court ordered released to house arrest Yehuda Landsberg and Yehuda Savir, both residents of Havat Gilad in the Shomron. Landsberg, the father of three children who have a serious blood disease, will be released to house arrest at his parents’ home outside of Yehuda and Shomron. Savir will be released to house arrest after the completion of military proceedings against him for prematurely ending his army service. Landsberg and Savir were accused of setting vehicles on fire in the Arab village of Farata. Binyamin Richter, another resident of Havat Gilad, was also accused of participating in the same incident and will remain in remand until the court receives the expert opinion of the parole board on his case. Landsberg was detained on January 19 and Savir and Richter, were detained on January 26 by the GSS. The GSS held them under harsh conditions and for approximately two weeks they were not permitted to meet with an attorney. On February 5 at the conclusion of their interrogations the Attorney General’s office filed an indictment against them on the charges of vehicular and property arson in the Arab village of Farata. The Attorney General’s office classified the arson as a “price tag” attack. The deliberation took place on the morning of Tuesday, March 11 following the request of the Attorney General’s office to keep the three detainees in remand until the end of proceedings. The Lod District Court rejected the request. At the close of the deliberation the representatives of the Attorney General’s office announced their intention to appeal the decision. The court ordered the delay of Landsberg’s release until the appeal is filed, in the event that one is filed. Attorneys Adi Kedar and Uri Keinan are representing the detainees on behalf of Honenu.

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