Man Who Threatened To Harm At Least Six Rabbonim Is In Custody

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Police on Thursday 28 Sivan announced the arrest of the suspect who threatened to harm at least six rabbonim in the Holon area earlier this week. On Monday, a son of one of these rabbonim was indeed assaulted at knifepoint. While B’chasdei Hashem he escaped due to the intervention of others with only light injuries, the assailant succeeded in fleeing.

The manhunt continued and he was taken into custody Wednesday night.

Earlier in the week, he threatened a number of rabbonim including Mekubal Rav Binayahu Shmueli, Rabbi Yosef Mughrabi, Rabbi Chaim Rabbi and Rabbi Eliyahu Shmueli. The threats were made in front of his ex-wife, who alerted authorities.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)