Police nab suspect in attempted murder of Beitar Jerusalem FC owner

July 5, 2015 17:32
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Tel Aviv police have arrested a suspect in the attempted murder of Beitar Jerusalem FC owner Eli Tabib, who was shot outside his home on the night of February 28th.

Tabib was lightly wounded in the shooting, which took place just after he pulled up at his house in Kfar Shmeryahu, an upscale suburb north of Tel Aviv. Tabib was still sitting in the car when the shooter fired three shots at him from the back of a motorcycle and fled the scene with an accomplice.

Tabib was lightly hurt by a bullet that hit one of his hands, he suffered no further injuries.

The alleged shooter is a 25-year-old man who is known to police from prior investigations, including the murder of a Tel Aviv man in a shooting in Ramat Hasharon in March.

The shooting in February was the latest act of violence directed at Tabib, coming a few months after unknown assailants taped a hand grenade to the fence of his driveway in Kfar Shmeryahu as part of an alleged extortion attempt.

While Tabib has expressed his belief that the incidents are linked to soccer, police have said they believe the attackers are motivated by business interests involving Tabib that are not related to soccer.

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