Shomron resident detained during brutal, violent raid on Yeshivat Od Yosef Chai
Monday, October 31, 2011, 19:57 In a brutal, violent raid by approximately 100 soldiers on Yeshivat Od Yosef Chai in Yitzhar one young Shomron resident was detained on suspicion of involvement with the mosque arson in Tuba-Zangria. This evening close to 100 policemen, police detectives and GSS agents raided the Yeshivat Od Yosef Chai complex, in the process spraying pepper gas in all directions. As a result of gas inhalation several rabbis and students who were learning at the time in the study hall were injured. During the raid the police detained the young Shomron resident on suspicion of involvement with the mosque arson in Tuba-Zangria. We reiterate that tomorrow a deliberation will take place on an additional suspect in the case, and it appears that the detention of the youth this evening in Yitzhar is meant to provide a reason to extend the remand of the other suspect. As of now four suspects have been detained in the case, out of which two have already been released after no evidence implicating them was found. In a deliberation that took place yesterday (Sunday) on the suspect who has been in remand for over a week, the court suggested that he be released to house arrest, however the police refused and his remand was extended by two days.