Hebron spokesman freed from jail

JERUSALEM, Dec. 8 (JTA) — The spokesman of Hebron’s Jewish community, who was arrested last Friday during clashes between settlers and Israeli border police, has been released. Despite police protest, Noam Arnon was freed Sunday after the Ashkelon Magistrates Court said evidence submitted in the case did not prove that he had assaulted a police officer. Police had said Arnon attacked an officer who tried to prevent him from removing a sign placed by the Islamic Trust at the Tomb of the Patriarchs. Arnon told the court that the officer attacked him. After Arnon’s arrest, dozens of Jewish settlers confronted Israeli border police at the site. A Jewish child was lightly hurt in the disturbances.

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