Court: Jewish suspects in ‘serious case’ should be denied attorney
The Supreme Court rules that three suspects arrested in connection to a “serious case” should be prevented from meeting with their lawyers, due to the nature of the offenses they allegedly committed.
Two of the suspects are minors, and the third is in his 20s, the court ruling says, though no further details about the identities of the suspects is disclosed.
“The overall picture presented in the classified information, and the fact that two of the suspects are minors, does not tip the scales at this time toward allowing them a meeting with their representatives,” Justice Salim Jubran writes in his ruling.
Police and Shin Bet security service agents recently arrested multiple Jewish terror suspects who may have been involved in the fatal firebombing of the Dawabsha family home in the West Bank village of Duma. They said investigators were checking “concrete suspicions” that they were involved in the deadly attack, though there is a gag order on the details of the investigation.
Suspected Jewish extremists torched the Dawabsha home on July 31 while the family slept. Ali Dawabsha, the family’s 18-month old son, died in the attack; his parents, Saad and Riham, succumbed to their injuries in Israeli hospitals in the aftermath of the attack.