After escaping from the window of his apartment, where he was being held under tight security, state witness in Tel Aviv gay shooting case gives TV interview.
The suspect had been asked to keep a low profile, but instead held meetings at his protected apartment and continued to use Facebook; security guards charged with his safekeeping don't know what time he left or where he went.
Officer pessimistic about chances of stopping right-wing hate crimes over next few months, citing lack of deterrence and the strong trust and cohesion among the perpetrators.
Activist Shaul Ganon has agreed to be state's witness, police tell Tel Aviv court.
A court lifted the gag order on the identity of Shaul Ganon, who police suspect was the target of the 2009 shooting at Barnoar in Tel Aviv; 'I have done nothing that can be construed as illegal or criminal,' he says in a TV interview.
The gay-community activist is thought to be the intended victim in the shooting at Tel Aviv's Barnoar club four years ago, and has been arrested for allegedly obstructing investigation.
The activist is himself a suspect in the attack in which a gunman shot two teenagers dead and injured 15.
Gag Order Lifted on 2009 Shooting Tel Aviv Gay Youth Center Attackers Sought Revenge Over Rape of Teen, Police Reveal
Police initially lifted the gag order on the case on Monday, but media outlets were forced to remove the story from their websites within an hour of publication after it emerged that the court had not yet authorized the release of the details.
Former Kiryat Malachi mayor sentenced to community service, fined for sexually harassing two constituents.
Tel Aviv judge refuses to lift gag order placed on identity of man implicate in Barnoar case, blasts media for referring to detainee as 'senior figure in gay' community; 'this term conjures image of malicious group, like Elders of Zion.'