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Shots fired at car belonging to Holyland affair witness
Bullet casings found near Audi belonging to Attorney Avi Drexler, a witness for the prosecution in real estate scandal involving former PM Olmert

A number of shots were fired at a vehicle belonging to Attorney Avi Drexler, a witness for the prosecution in the Holyland real estate affair, Ynet learned Monday morning. 

 

Dan Sub-District Police Commander Albert Ohayon confirmed the report.

 

Officers alerted to Tidhar Street in Ramat Gan found a number of bullet casings near the Audi A6-type car. The vehicle's windshield was shattered.

 

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Drexler appears on the prosecution's witness list right after the state witness, whose identity has not been revealed.

 


שמשת המכונית המנופצת (צילום: עופר עמרם)

Shattered windshield (Photo: Ofer Amram)

 

The attorney, who resigned from his post as director of the Israel Lands Authority two years ago, told Ynet "Around midnight we heard what we thought were fireworks. We didn't think it had anything to do with us. We would also like to know who could have done this."

 

On Thursday Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and 17 other people, including former Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski, former Israel Lands Administration director Yaakov Efrati and Olmert's former bureau chief Shula Zaken, were indicted for allegedly giving or receiving bribes to promote various real estate projects, including the Holyland complex in Jerusalem and other projects in Manara and central Israel.

 

It is suspected that businessman Hillel Cherny, who owned land rights to the Holyland project, bribed a number of state officials, including Olmert, with millions of shekels between the years 1994-2007 in order to promote the housing project.

 

 

 

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