A son and daughter allegedly abducted their 90-year-old father while he was
visiting his hospitalized wife in Holon Sunday night, drove him to a wooded area
near Beit Shemesh and beat him over a financial dispute, police said
According to police, the victim’s children, both in their late
60s, took their father from Wolfson Medical Center, where his wife has been
treated for the past two weeks, and severely beat him in the forest, then left
him for dead.
A patrol car later spotted the elderly man in the woods
injured and covered in mud with moderate injuries, police said. Both suspects,
who live in Tel Aviv, were arrested in their respective homes Monday night and
subsequently brought to a holding facility in Jerusalem.
They will remain
in custody until Thursday, when they are to be arraigned at Jerusalem
Magistrate’s Court on battery and kidnapping charges, police said.
spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said investigators believe the brother and sister
attempted to intimidate their father to gain access to his savings.
are currently looking into the financial history of the suspects to determine
the background of this situation,” said Rosenfeld Tuesday. “This is a very
disturbing case, to say the least.”
Rosenfeld added that the victim
remains in moderate condition at an area hospital.
“He’s a 90-year-old
man, and he could have died,” he said.
“We’re obviously taking this very
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