Two rival heads of Israel’s most powerful crime families were brought face-to-face with one another at the Tel Aviv District Court on Sunday morning in what was supposed to be witness testimony.
Suspected organized crime figures Meir and Yitzhak Abergil boarded a U.S. federal plane on Wednesday headed for the United States, more than two years after the first request for their extradition.
Police arrested six suspects and detained five for questioning on Tuesday on suspicion of drug trafficking and murder, including the murder of high-profile criminals Jordan Azoulay and Yitzhak Geffen.
The senior crime figure arrested on Tuesday in connection with a series of underworld assassinations is Motti Hassin.
On December 11, 2003, three people were killed and another 19 were wounded in an explosion in the heart of Tel Aviv.