Fourth Suspect Arrested in Alleged Jewish Terrorist Affair

Resident of Binyamin settlement arrested on suspicion of aiding alleged Jewish terrorist Chaim Pearlman, Army Radio reports.

Israeli security forces on Monday arrested a man suspected of assisting alleged Jewish terrorist Chaim Pearlman, Army Radio reported.

Far-right activist Pearlman, 29, was arrested in July for allegedly stabbing two Palestinians to death in Jerusalem in 1998 and for a string of attacks on other Palestinian victims.

The man arrested on Monday is a resident of the Binyamin settlement in his 30s. He is the third person arrested on the suspicion of aiding Pearlman.

Chaim Pearlman
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On Sunday, a 30-year-old resident of the Mitzpe Jericho settlement was released several hours after being taken into custody by police.

Two weeks ago, the Shin Bet arrested Jerusalem resident David Sitbon, 28, for allegedly supplying Pearlman with a weapon. It is unclear what type of weapon he allegedly provided Pearlman and whether it was used in the attacks under question.