Five Palestinians arrested for breaking in to judge's Jerusalem home

December 20, 2007 17:01


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Five Palestinians were under arrest Thursday on suspicion of breaking in to the home of a Jerusalem court judge, police said. The five 25-40 year old suspects, who are residents of the West Bank village of Beit Likya, were apprehended earlier this week in a joint Israel Police-IDF operation. The five suspects, who have criminal records, deny the charges against them. A police search of their homes uncovered electrical appliances and other personal belongings that were allegedly stolen in the break-in of the city home of District Court Judge Hannah Ben Ami and one of her relatives earlier this month, Jerusalem police spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said. Ben Ami recently convicted two top underworld figures and police had increased security around her after the burglary amid concerns that the Jerusalem mobsters were involved in the break-in.

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