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Final Six of Thirteen Daheisha Suspects Released on Bail

The last six suspects taken into custody for an armed attack on the Daheisha refugee camp near Bethlehem during the night of June 6 were released on 55,000 Shekels bail Wednesday. Seven others of the 13 arrested were freed on bail last Friday.

All are residents of Kiryat Arba, the Jewish township adjacent to Hebron, and a Gush Emunim stronghold. Dozens of Kiryat Arba residents greeted the six with songs and dances as they left the court.

The court ordered the six suspects to report daily to the Kiryat Arba police station and to stay at home at night. They were warned that if they went anywhere near Daheisha they would be returned to jail.

The suspects claim they entered Daheisha after they were stoned by Arab residents. The prosecution charges, backed by the Israel Defense Force, that the suspects raided the camp, fired rifles into homes and vandalized property in what had the earmarks of a planned, organized attack.

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