The police have arrested three Arab men from the Triangle area suspected of abducting another Arab man from the same area because they believed he was collaborating with Israeli security forces.
The police investigation found that earlier this week, the victim was driving his car in the town he lives in, when the three suspects showed up and forcefully removed him from the vehicle.
They allegedly abducted him, tied him and beat him bloody. Several hours later, they released their injured victim.
The victim arrived at the local police station with his father the next day to file a complaint.
The police launched an investigation, during which investigators were able to track down the three suspects.
In their interrogation, the three denied the abduction was nationalistically motivated, claiming the victim was trespassing on their property, which is why they decided to nab him.
The police reject the suspects' claims and are convinced the three carried out the violent abduction in an effort to dissuade the victim and his family from collaborating with Israeli security forces.
The Petah Tikva Magistrate's Court extended the three suspects' remand by six days on Wednesday. They are suspected of abduction for the purpose of aggravated battery, conspiring to commit a crime, assault and battery, and intimidation.