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Court extends detention of Jerusalem terrorist until next week

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Amir Sidawi is escort by police as he arrives to a court hearing at the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on August 14, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Amir Sidawi is escort by police as he arrives to a court hearing at the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on August 14, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court extends the remand of a Palestinian man who is accused of shooting and wounding seven people, two of them seriously, near the Western Wall overnight.

According to police, Amir Sidawi from East Jerusalem, will remain in custody until next Monday, August 22.

His detention is likely to be extended further next week.

A relative of Sidawi who was also detained will remain in custody until Tuesday, police say.

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