The rearrested fugitive

Convicted criminal nabbed in Mexico, 18 years after fleeing Israeli jail

Unnamed man was found guilty in 2001 of attempted murder in Tel Aviv underworld hit; believed to have spent most of his time since his escape hiding in South Africa

A convicted criminal who fled an Israeli prison has been arrested in Mexico, 18 years after he escaped.



The unnamed man, who vanished in 2001, was found guilty of attempted murder and given a lengthy jail sentence.


The rearrested fugitive
The rearrested fugitive


The fugitive fled abroad and, according to police intelligence, spent many years in South Africa.


It was only when he turned up in Mexico, apparently for a visit, that he was arrested.


According to Israel Police, the convicted man shot and seriously wounded a father and son in the area of Carmel Market in Tel Aviv.


Carmel Market in Tel Aviv (Photo: Lihi Krupnik)
Carmel Market in Tel Aviv (Photo: Lihi Krupnik)


The shooting was apparently connected to the settling of scores in Israel's underworld.


The criminal, who shot the two men at close range, went underground after the assassination attempt and his trail disappeared.


He was subsequently arrested in Jerusalem disguised as an ultra-Orthodox Jew, and was apparently on the verge of fleeing to the United States with an American passport.


He was convicted and sentenced for the crime before successfully managing to escape.



פרסום ראשון: 07.23.19, 13:43
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