Judge – “If there is no significant development the arrestees will be released”
Thursday, December 8, 12:54 The court extended until Sunday the remand of two girls suspected of vandalizing IDF vehicles and ruled: “There has been no development in the investigation. If by Sunday there is no significant development the girls will be released.”
Investigators from the National Unit of Serious and International Crime Investigations brought the two girls suspected of involvement with the “price tag” incident” at the Binyamin Brigade base in Beit El several months ago to the Jerusalem Magistrate Court this morning.
The police requested an eight-day remand, however Judge Ram Winograd extended the remand until Sunday only.
The judge also stressed that if there is no significant development in the investigation by Sunday, the police should, “Consider which steps they will take.”
Attorney Ariel Atari, who was hired by Honenu, represented the arrestees.
The two girls were arrested on Sunday. Since then their remand has been extended twice, although the court did not acquiesce to the requests by the police to extend their remand for lengthy periods of time. The two girls deny all charges and said that as of yet the investigators have not presented them with even one piece of evidence.
Attorney Ariel Atari, who is representing the girls, said in response to the deliberation that, “The fact that the court ruled that until now there has been no development in the investigation, and that if by Sunday there is no significant development the remand will not be extended again, points to weak evidence and indicates that the arrest was superfluous from the start.”
Sources close to the girls reported that, “Again the National Unit of Serious and International Crime Investigations humiliates itself and concerns itself with girls against whom there is no evidence. We suggest that the investigators from the National Unit of Serious and International Crime Investigations concern themselves with genuine criminals.”