Second detainee in Abu Ghosh “Price Tag” incident case released to house arrest

Thursday, July 3, 2014, 12:43 On Thursday, July 3 the Jerusalem District Court released to house arrest the Kedumim resident accused of puncturing tires of Arab cars in Abu Ghosh approximately one year ago. Following the appeal by the Attorney General’s office and the decision of the Supreme Court of Israel, the release conditions of the youth were tightened and he will be under complete house arrest. The youth has been in remand for over a month, despite the ruling by the Jerusalem District Court that the evidence against him is “borderline”. “The Supreme Court ruled as the [Jerusalem] District Court did that the circumstantial evidence in the case is problematic, however in a disagreement between the courts, the Supreme Court decided that the release conditions should be tightened,” said Honenu attorney Adi Kedar, who is representing the defendant. “In our opinion and to our sorrow the Attorney General’s office has achieved their goal and succeeded in influencing the court to change judicial norms. We are confident that in the end it will be obvious to everyone that the defendant will be cleared of all charges and that the entire process of filing the indictment and the lengthy remand were superfluous.”

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