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Jewish suspects in fatal shooting of Arab in Lod released on bail

All four Jewish suspects in the fatal shooting of an Arab man in Lod earlier this week will be released under relatively lenient restrictive conditions, the Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court rules, imposing a gag order on any detail that might disclose their identities due to death threats against them and their families.

The four were previously remanded after arguing they shot the man in self-defense amid intense clashes and violence by Arab rioters in the Jewish-Arab city.

After initially demanding they be held in custody, police backtracked and asked for the suspects to be released to house arrest for 10 days, with an additional two-week restraining order barring them from Lod.

But the court doesn’t send them to house arrest, instead releasing them on bail and barring them from Lod for several days.

A police representative has told the court the suspects’ version of events has received a boost over the last few days of investigation.

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