An Israeli man accused of killing four Palestinians has claimed he was encouraged by the Israeli security agency Shin Bet to commit violent acts.
Chaim Pearlman’s associates have released new recordings of alleged conversations between Pearlman and his handler.
The recordings reveal that a Shin Bet agent allegedly tried to persuade Pearlman into assassinating the head of the Islamic Movement in Israel Sheik Ra’ad Salah.
Pearlman maintains that he recorded all his conversations with the man and that has 20 hours of recordings.
Pearlman was arrested earlier this week. He is suspected of killing four Palestinians and carrying out a series of attacks against other Palestinian victims over the last 12 years.
The Shin Bet denied the claim, saying the exchanges recorded in the tapes represented a legitimate method of extracting a confession from a suspect.