Salim Arbid, 44, the head of the terrorist squad that murdered 17-year-old Rina Shnerb and wounded her brother Dvir, 19, and their father, Rabbi Eitan Shnerb, on August 23, near the Ein Bubin Spring, was admitted to Hadassah Mt. Scopus Medical Center in very serious condition after being interrogated by the Shin Bet, according to a Shin Bet announcement Saturday night.
It is not officially clear why the terrorist required hospitalization.
According to the Shin Bet statement, “during his interrogation, the suspect, Samer Mina Salim Arbid, a PFLP official from Ramallah, he reported not feeling well. In accordance with protocol, he was transferred to a hospital for medical examination and treatment. The investigation into the terrorist infrastructure is still ongoing and no further details can be provided.”
Arbid was arrested earlier this month along with other suspects, and released two weeks later after a Shin Bet application for his administrative detention warrant was denied.
A source familiar with the case told Haaretz that later on, the Shin Bet received permission from a judicial entity to interrogate Arbid using exceptional means, and following the beatings he received during that interrogation, he was evacuated to the hospital with real concern for his life. He is now under induced coma and receiving artificial respiration.