Condition of Palestinian Terror Suspect ‘Tortured’ in Shin Bet Interrogation Improves

The condition of a Palestinian terror suspect who was hospitalized after undergoing interrogation at the hands of Israel's Shin Bet security service is improving, a medical document obtained by Samer Mina Salim Arbid's legal counsel said Wednesday.

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Arbid's legal counsel petitioned the Yehuda Military Court to release him from Shin Bet custody due to the state of his health on Wednesday, but a military judge rejected the request, saying that he should be ready "in the coming days" to resume interrogations.

She instructed that investigators involved in the case immediately hand over medical materials related to Arbid to the defense, and added that "the dangers of the suspect to the security of the area are clear, and require his remand continue at this point."

Arbid is suspected of leading the West Bank attack that killed 17-year-old Israeli Rina Shnerb in August.

The judge added, however, that in light of the suspect's medical state, those involved in the interrogation and the Israeli Prison Service should allow Arbid's sister and to visit him, and his wife to visit him once more.