Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ha-Ha-Haaretz is in Pain

Oh my gosh. Justice actually takes its course but Ha-Ha-Haaretz is pained:

Settlers suspected in West Bank mosque arson may not be charged

A disagreement in the State Attorney's Office in the central district is delaying indictments against those suspected of torching a mosque in the West Bank village of Yasuf last month, Haaretz has learned.

The state attorney is to decide on Thursday whether to file charges against the suspects. However, some attorneys in the office believe the evidence is merely circumstantial and insufficient to justify filing charges.

The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on Wednesday released Rabbi Itzik Shapira, who was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of involvement in the arson. Shapira refused to say which of his students had taken part in the Yasuf mosque arson. [or if they did at all]

The court criticized the police and Shin Bet security service for Shapira's arrest. The state intends to appeal the ruling at the Jerusalem District Court this morning.

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