Fourth suspect arrested in mosque arson


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A fourth suspect was arrested in the arson attack on a mosque in an Israeli-Arab town.

The suspect, a 20-year-old man from the West Bank, according to the Jerusalem Post, appeared in Petah Tikva Magistrate’s Court, where he was ordered held for two days Sunday in connection with the Oct. 2 attack on a mosque in the Upper Galilee Bedouin town of Tuba Zanghariya.

Two other suspects arrested shortly after the attack, both minors who studied at a West Bank yeshiva, were released more than a week ago due to lack of evidence directly linking them to the attack. Another suspect was released on his own recognizance, Ynet reported.

A gag order on the case remains in place.

Meanwhile, a court released on bail two men, ages 18 and 24, who were arrested Tuesday in connection with the arson of a mosque near Bethlehem last year, according to Ynet.

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