Are they running out of steam? One suspect released in Tuba Zangria mosque arson case

Sunday, October 16 14:03 Is the National Unit of Serious and International Crime Investigations losing steam?
After being detained with great fanfare, one of the detainees who was suspected of involvement with the mosque arson in the northern town of Tuba Zangria has currently been released at the Petah Tikva Magistrate Court.
This morning investigators from the National Unit of Serious and International Crime Investigations brought the two suspects in the mosque arson case to the Petah Tikva Magistrate Court. The police requested an eight-day remand extension for one of them and house arrest for the other.
Honenu attorney Adi Kedar, who represented the detainee, demanded the immediate release of the first suspect, however the court extended his remand by two additional days.
The second detainee was released to house arrest. The court placed him under house arrest for seven days, after which time he will be under a curfew for a week. Additionally the court ruled that he will be under administrative exile from Yehuda and Shomron for 21 days and will post a 7,000 NIS bond with the court.
It should be noted that until this time no evidence linking them to the incident has been presented to them and they continue to deny all connection to the act. At the previous remand extension Judge Nitza Maimon Shashua ruled that if there is no significant development in the investigation the first suspect will be released, however today the detainee was brought before a different judge, who, despite the fact that there has been no development in the case, extended the remand by two days.
Honenu attorney Adi Kedar, who represented the two detainees, reported in response to the decision of the court that “The release of one of the suspects and the limited remand extension of the other, points in my opinion to the weak conclusion of the saga.”
Sources close to the detainees reported that these appear to be the death throes of the case. “The police who detained suspects in the mosque arson case with a great deal of fanfare, are trying to gain one more day of remand and to squeeze out a few more days of house arrest, however it appears that this case will conclude with nothing. We hope that on Tuesday the second detainee will also be released, and recommend that the police will cease searching out arsonists under the street lamp.”

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