Mob kingpin turns himself in to police

Accused of stabbing mobster-witness, Alperon may be protecting his son.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
January 23, 2006 17:38
2 minute read.

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Hours after police arrested five people thought to be enroute to assasinate notorious alleged Israeli mobster Asi Abutbul, senior criminal Ya'acov Alperon turned himself in to police at his home in Ra'anana. Alperon, who allegedly stabbed underworld kingpin Amir Mulner three weeks ago along with his son, was thought by many to have handed himself over to protect his son. His son had since mysteriously disappeared. Alperon, a senior member of the Alperon crime family and brother of Likud central member Moshe 'Mousa' Alperon, purportedly knifed Mulner, a chief police witness, during an 'underworld summit' turned violent at the Daniel Hotel in Herzliya. In an interview with Israel Radio, Alperon said that he himself was badly assaulted and did not have time to attack anyone. "At the end of the meeting a fight broke out. I myself was hit continuously and then I left. Disappeared. I was hit by fists and was wounded, and didn't even respond. I didn't have time. I was hit, and received a concussion and left for fear of death. I don't know who attacked me, not by him [Mulner], but I was attacked and I escaped as fast as I could." Analysts assessed that Alperon handed himself over to the police in order o protect his son, who was inexperienced in handling interrogation and would likely hurry to confess or divulge information about other mobsters. If the analysis was correct, however, many also suspected that it would backfire and end up exposing Alperon's son to the vengeance of Mulner, known in the underworld as ruthless and unforgiving. Mulner was hospitalized in moderate condition and the Tel Aviv District Police went on high alert following the incident, with expectations that the stabbings would set off a round of gangland hits. Described as the criminal world's rising star, Mulner, 33, had been named as the heir apparent to jailed kingpin Ze'ev Rosenstein, who is awaiting extradition to the US to stand trial for running an international drug ring. Mulner was said to have been a major player in the Israel gray market and is closely connected to the Abutbol and the Mousli crime families.

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN