Doctor hires hit-man to kill son-in-law

Kfar Yassif resident arrested by undercover cops posing as assassins.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 21, 2007 11:31
Doctor hires hit-man to kill son-in-law

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A doctor from Kfar Yassif was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly ordering the murder of his son-in-law, a local lawyer. Dr. Salim Safiya was apparently upset that the man had married his daughter in spite of his objections. Police began investigating the incident earlier this year, after a bomb went off at the son-in-law's mother's home - one of a series of attacks on the Galilee lawyer. Following the investigation into these attacks, undercover policemen contacted Safiya, who was looking to hire an assassin to kill his son-in-law. After striking a deal, the policemen told the doctor that Safiya the doctor insisted on seeing the body before paying. They arranged to meet in the Center of the country, where the doctor was arrested. The Acre Magistrate's Court extended Safiya's remand by six days.


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