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Brother of suspected TA shooter released

Police release Jaudat Milhem, the brother of Nashat Milhem, a fugitive man suspected of shooting up a Tel Aviv bar on Friday, killing two Israelis, before going on to kill a cab driver elsewhere in the city.

Other family members are still in custody.

Jaudat Milhem says his family is sorry for the attack, but adds that he and his father, who was also arrested, have nothing to do with the shooting.

The court ordered the brother, Jaudat Milhem, not to enter his hometown, the Israeli Arab town of Arara, until further notice. Jaudat Milhem was arrested following the attack on suspicion that he had been an accomplice.

Nashat Milhem, the Arab Israeli man who allegedly carried out the shooting attack in Tel Aviv on January 1, 2016. (Israel Police)
Nashat Milhem, the Arab Israeli man who allegedly carried out the shooting attack in Tel Aviv on January 1, 2016. (Israel Police)

Mohammed Milhem, the father of 29-year-old Nashat Milhem, was arrested and questioned Tuesday along with five others. He is suspected of being an accessory to the murder, and of obstructing the investigation.

Police had asked the court to keep Mohammed Milhem in custody for 12 days.

The suspected killer’s uncle and several other unnamed relatives and friends were also remanded Tuesday in connection with the attack.

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