Suspect Arrested in Case of Missing ultra-Orthodox Teenager

Israel's police commissioner created a task force dedicated to finding Moishe Kleinerman, from the West Bank settlement Modi'in Illit, who has been missing for some three months

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Moishe Kleinerman.
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Israel Police detained a suspect on Tuesday involved in the disappearance of a teenager who has been missing for about three months.

The missing youth, Moishe Kleinerman, is a resident of the West Bank settlement Modi'in Illit. He used to disappear for long periods, which led to the searches for him only beginning after many days.

The last time he was seen was on Mount Meron. In recent weeks, new information has reached the police regarding that boy, and this information has led to the current development in the investigation and the arrest of a suspect in the disappearance, though the specific nature of the information remains unclear.

The suspect will be brought for a hearing on extending his detention in the Jerusalem's Magistrate’s Court, and there is a gag order on the investigation.

About two weeks ago, following public pressure on the lack of significant progress in the investigation, Israel Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai established a special task force dedicated to locate Kleinerman.

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