Sitbon's brother threatens suicide

Relative of suspect in "Jewish terrorist" case tries to jump off roof.

July 21, 2010 08:17
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"Kahane killer" Haim Pearlman

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Yossi Sitbon, brother of David Sitbon, who was arrested on suspicion of aiding alleged "Jewish terrorist" Haim Pearlman, has also been arrested, after threatening to commit suicide on Tuesday night if his brother was not allowed to see a lawyer.

Sitbon stood on the roof of a 12-story Jaffa Street building in Jerusalem at around 11 p.m. on Tuesday, and yelled "If you don't let my brother see a lawyer, I'll jump," Channel 2 news reported.

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MDA and Hatzala medics, as well as police mediators reportedly came to the scene, as did hundreds of onlookers. After more than an hour of negotiation, police reportedly brought Sitbon safely down from the roof and arrested him.

According to Channel 2, when Sitbon was brought to street level, he said "The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) is corrupt, the police is corrupt, they're for the arabs."

Sitbon's brother, David Sitbon, was arrested on Monday on suspicion of owning illegal weapons and stealing artillery from IDF bases. He allegedly aided Haim Pearlman in murdering Palestinians.

Haim Pearlman is suspected of four murders of Palestinians in the 1990s, as well as seven attempted murders. He was remanded in custody until July 22 by the Petah Tikva District Court.

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