Police arrest suspect for setting fire to protest tent set up by relatives of Oct. 7 victims

Police announce the arrest of a suspect for setting fire to a protest tent near the Finance Ministry in Jerusalem that was set up by relatives of those killed and taken hostage in the Hamas onslaught on October 7.

The blaze was quickly extinguished by citizens after causing light damage to the tent, according to police.

A police statement says the suspect, a resident of southern Israel in his 50s, was brought to a station in Jerusalem for questioning.

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