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Lod imam to be released on house arrest

The Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court rules that Sheikh Yusuf Albaz, 63, an imam at Lod’s Great Mosque, will be released and placed on house arrest tomorrow at noon. Albaz was arrested this morning on suspicion of incitement to violence, weeks after ethnic riots rocked the mixed Jewish-Arab city. Police had requested that the imam be kept in custody during trial proceedings.

Sheikh Yusuf Albaz appears for a hearing at the Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court on June 17, 2021. (Flash90)

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