Grenade Attack Suspect Released

Police have released a member of the extremist Kach movement who had been detained in connection with a grenade attack Monday in the Old City of Jerusalem that killed an Arab shopkeeper and wounded 12 others.

Nathan Levy, 21, of Petach Tikvah was released after he proved that at the time of the attack he was in the Jerusalem police lockup visiting Kach members held there in detention.

Authorities continue to lean toward the view that the attack in the Moslem Quarter was carried out by Jewish extremists, according to Israel Police Inspector General Ya’acov Terner.

No other arrests have been reported in the case, which triggered a round of rock-throwing by Arabs at Israeli vehicles in the Old City.

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