Elisha Yered, fanatic settler and murder suspect, may be released to house arrest

Elisha Yered, fanatic settler and murder suspect, may be released to house arrest
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09 August, 2023
An Israeli court has ordered the release to house arrest one of the suspects in the murder of Qusai Mu'tan, a young Palestinian man from the village of Burqa in the occupied West Bank.
Elisha Yered my soon be sent to house arrest. [Twitter]

Elisha Yered, a fanatic settler and one of the suspects in the murder of 19-year-old Palestinian Qusai Mu'tan near Burqa in the occupied West Bank, is reportedly still being held in prison after the police petitioned against the court's ruling to release him to house arrest. 

Earlier, a Jerusalem court had ordered the murder suspect to be released to house arrest.

Yered was, until recently, a spokesperson for the far-right Otzma Yehudit Knesset member Limor Son Har-Melech. 

Yered reportedly has hidden the murder weapon used by Yehiel Indore, the prime suspect in the killing of the young Palestinian last Friday. Currently, he's being interrogated for obstructing police work. The Israeli media has reported that the security services are contemplating putting him in administrative detention without trial, a practice typically reserved for Palestinians. 

Meanwhile, Yehiel Indore is still being hospitalised and remains in custody. 

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The Israeli police are holding Yehiel Indore and Elisha Yered for the shooting and killing of the young Palestinian man Qusai Mu'tan. According to Palestinian sources and the Israeli military, the incident happened on private Palestinian land.

Qusai Mu'tan was laid to rest on Saturday, 5 August. Four Palestinians, all from the same family, were arrested from the village of Burqa in connection to Friday's events.

As of Wednesday, Amar Asaliyeh and his sons Saqer, Muhammad and Abdel Azim are still detained by the Israeli army. During Friday's clashes with armed Israeli settlers, Amar Asaliyeh, 49, was wounded by a bullet. The four are scheduled to appear in an Israeli military court on Thursday. 

The Israeli police rejected a request by Arab Knesset member Ahmad Tibi to visit them. Israel's national security minister Itamar Ben Gvir backed the Israeli police decision not to allow the Arab MK to see the Palestinian family citing an "ongoing investigation". 

Two Knesset members, Tally Gotliv from the Likud and Zvi Sukkot of Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Power), visited Yehiel Indore at the hospital. 

In response, Tibi charged that there are two laws governing Knesset members; one favours Jews with immunity and rights and the other for Arabs without rights.