During the early morning hours of Tuesday, 16 Iyar, police detectives raided the community of Bat Ayin in Gush Etzion and detained a 13-year-old youth in his home. He was taken to the offices of the Department of Nationalist Crime in the Central Unit of the Shai (Yehuda and Shomron) Police. A Honenu attorney is attempting to verify the cause for remand.
Simultaneously a 16-year-old youth from Bat Ayin was detained where he was staying in Jerusalem. According to an announcement from the police the youth is suspected of involvement with an old incident of cutting down Arabs trees and throwing rocks at Arabs. He is being represented by Honenu.
On Monday, 15 Iyar a youth approximately 18-years-old was detained on suspicion of participation in an incident of mosque arson in Gush Etzion region. Several other suspects have been interrogated about the incident and released from remand without a connection being proven between them and the incident.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)