Alleged terrorist’s neighbor arrested

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The neighbor of a man who has confessed to several murders and attacks on Arabs and Jews has been arrested. 

Yosef Spinoza, also from the West Bank outpost of Shvut Rachel, was arrested Tuesday. He is suspected of being an accomplice to the alleged terrorist Yaakov (Jack) Teitel.

Spinoza was questioned and released two weeks ago, according to reports. 

Teitel, 37, an American immigrant to Israel, was arrested last month, according to reports Sunday following the lifting of a gag order on the case. He is alleged to have killed two Palestinians, assembled a package bomb that seriously injured the son of a messianist Jew and set up a pipe bomb near the home of prominent professor Ze’ev Sternhell.

Also Tuesday, security officials said they believe Teitel was involved in other murders, in addition to the ones he has admitted to during questioning.

Teitel was arrested Oct. 7 in Jerusalem in a joint police-Shin Bet operation.
 

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