MPCID detained IDF soldier on suspicion of “price tag” involvement

Monday, October 24, 2011, 19:41 Honenu reports that this morning investigators from the Military Police Criminal Investigation Division detained an IDF soldier in regular service on suspicion of involvement in “price tag” incidents.
The soldier, an approximately 20-year-old Shomron resident and father of two children, the youngest of whom is approximately two weeks old, serves in the Shomron Territorial Brigade. This morning he was detained by military police detectives while he was on his base. Honenu Attorney Adi Keidar, who is representing the soldier, reported that the investigators told the soldier that he was suspected of involvement with “price tag” incidents, however the investigators refused to specify a specific incident in which he is a suspect.
The soldier denies breaking the law, but as stated above, he is unable to refute the accusations being as they have not presented him with a specific incident in which he is a suspect. The soldier told Keidar that the investigators told him that in addition to him also Alex Ostrovsky, an activist from the Binyamin region who was detained approximately one month ago, and Elchanan Grunner, a spokesman for Honenu, were detained. However the latter two were not detained. Keidar explained to the soldier that the investigators are attempting to misrepresent the situation with fabrications.
MPCID investigators informed Honenu Attorney Keidar that the soldier will remain in remand for 48 hours, according to the orders of the IDF legal system, and then will be brought before a military judge.
Honenu reports that, “Recently we have been witness to an increase in the extent of false detentions of Yehuda and Shomron residents, which have been proven to be baseless. We hope that the soldier will be released soon.”

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