Soldier being questioned by Shin Bet for alleged racist attack on Arab minors in Israel

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

An IDF soldier being held by the Shin Bet on suspicion of a racially motivated attack on an Arab man in Israel. (Courtesy/Honenu)
An IDF soldier being held by the Shin Bet on suspicion of a racially motivated attack on an Arab man in Israel. (Courtesy/Honenu)

An Israeli soldier is being questioned by the Shin Bet security agency over his alleged involvement in a suspected racially motivated attack on Arab minors in Israel, his lawyers say.

According to the right-wing legal aid group Honenu, the conscripted serviceman is being accused of beating two Arab minors along with others in the city of Hadera last month.

The soldier has been denied access to a lawyer for 48 hours already, Honenu says.

He will remain held by the Shin Bet until Sunday at least, following a remand hearing yesterday.

A gag order has been placed on the investigation.

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