Police cars at Rabbi Yosef's home were not seeking arrest

By MELANIE LIDMAN, JPOST.COM STAFF
June 30, 2011 12:10

 
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The police who arrived at the site of Rabbi Yaacov Yosef's home were responding to complanits from neighbors rather than seeking an arrest.

Disgruntled neighbors called the police after becoming bothered by the many journalists camped outside. When yeshivot students saw policecars they thought an arrest was being made, and within a matter of minutes there were hundreds of yeshiva students on site. 

No arrests were made and it is believed Rabbi Yaacov Yosef was not home at the time.

"This was a promo of what's going to happen when they arrest him soon," said Yonatan Yosef, Rabbi Yosef's son, said of his father. "I hope someone higher up will understand that this will only explode and bring a great deal of danger."

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