Authorities announced on Tuesday that two people have been arrested by police under the suspicion that they kidnapped a new immigrant from Germany and tortured him for a period of two weeks. According to police, the man was only freed after his family was forced to pay a ransom of 300,000 dollars.
Jerusalem resident Erez Dahan and Azor resident Yossi Peleg allegedly kidnapped the 30-year-old man who lived by himself in Tel Aviv. The suspects kept the man in several different apartment buildings and tortured him, police said.
The victim was released soon after his family transferred the ransom money to an Israeli bank.
Undercover police officers began working on the case after the man's father filed a complaint following his son's release.