Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Sunday, July 26, 2020
Alleged stabber of anti-Netanyahu protester to remain in custody
A man suspected of stabbing an anti-Netanyahu protester in southern Israel on Saturday will remain in custody for two more days, a court rules.
The suspect is named as Felix Eliav, 20, of Sderot.
He was arrested on suspicion of involvement in an altercation at the Sha’ar Hanegev Junction that resulted in a protester suffering light injuries to his neck from an apparent stabbing.
Eliav claims he was acting in self-defense.
“The leftists attacked me with sticks and a broomstick. I had to defend myself,” he tells the court, according to Hebrew reports.