Arab twins from the city of Lod, east of Tel Aviv, were arrested Thursday on suspicion that they had torched a synagogue.
The 15-year-old twins are denying the allegations against them. Their attorney claims they were nowhere near the scene of the crime when the fire occurred.
Wednesday morning, a synagogue official arrived to find that a molotov cocktail had been thrown into the Edat Moshe Ve'Israel synagogue, setting the interior and a number of chairs on fire.
The twins are scheduled to be brought before the Magistrate's Court in Rishon LeZion Friday for a hearing on the remand of their arrest. Their attorney, Ari Kadri, said both had alibis and expressed hope that the court would release them due to lack of evidence.