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Israeli murderer arrested in Thailand

Levi Ben-David fled Israel in 2000 while on leave from prison, where he was serving double life sentence for brutal murder of two diamond merchants in Belgium

Thai police have arrested an Israeli national jailed in Israel 20 years ago for the brutal murder of two diamond merchants in Belgium, local media reported Wednesday.


The man, Levi Ben-David, failed to return to the Ayalon Prison, where he was serving a double life sentence, after a 48-hour leave on September 29, 2000.



Israel's law authorities believed he was traveling around the world using a fictitious name, after he fled the country with a fake passport.


Thai report on Tuesday's arrest


After almost 11 years, Thai media reported that Ben-David was arrested by the Bangkok Police with his wife. According to the reports, he entered Thailand with a counterfeit Maldivian passport and has two children from his current spouse, who knew about his past.


Thailand plans to extradite Ben-David to Israel soon, the reports stated.


Initial information received via Red Email



פרסום ראשון: 05.31.11, 18:32
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