Three more suspects arrested for assault against Argentina’s chief rabbi

The police have also recovered part of the stolen goods, including cash, jewelry and a pen with Hebrew scriptures.

April 16, 2019 11:38
Chief Rabbi of Argentina violently beaten in his home .

The Chief Rabbi of Argentina Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich. (photo credit: AMIA JEWISH COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION)


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Three more suspects in the aggression against Argentina’s Chief Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich were arrested by the Buenos Aires police on Monday.

The man suspected to be the leader of the gang Maximiliano Ovalle, alias "Max Coco," was among those taken into custody, the army radio reported.

Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich, 62, was robbed and beaten up in his home in the capital city of Argentina on February 25. He suffered from serious injuries including several broken ribs.

From the first moment, the case was investigated as a possible anti-Semitic crime. While they were beating him, the assailants told Davidovich that they knew he was a rabbi.

The latest wave of arrests brings the total number of suspects taken into custody to five.

The police have also recovered part of the stolen goods, including cash, jewelry and a pen with Hebrew scriptures.

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