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.

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