Po­lice ar­rest four sus­pects over kid­nap­ping of Arab boy

7-year-old was snatched out­side his home in Kalan­suwa

Jerusalem Post - - FRONT PAGE - • By TA­MARA ZIEVE

Po­lice have ar­rested four sus­pects over the kid­nap­ping of Karim Jumhour, a seven-year old Arab boy from the vil­lage of Kalan­suwa in cen­tral Is­rael, the Is­rael Po­lice said on Thurs­day.

Three res­i­dents of the city of Lod, aged 27, 41 and 26 were ar­rested on Wednes­day night on sus­pi­cion of in­volve­ment of the ab­duc­tion of the boy. They were taken for ques­tion­ing by the po­lice’s cen­tral unit. On Thurs­day morn­ing the sus­pects brought for re­mand ex­ten­sion hear­ings at the Ris­hon Lezion court. A fourth sus­pect was ar­rested on Thurs­day. The court ex­tended the re­mand of all four sus­pects un­til July 19.

On Tues­day, po­lice re­ceived a re­port that the boy had been kid­napped from the en­trance to his home and be­gan ex­ten­sive searches to find him.

Footage of the in­ci­dent re­leased by the po­lice shows Jumhour walk­ing to­ward a white car with a fam­ily mem­ber, and the kid­nap­pers, sit­ting in the front seats ap­pear to say some­thing to the boys. The older boy opens the door to the back­seat of the car and a masked man pushes Jumhour into the white ve­hi­cle, gets in af­ter him, and they im­me­di­ately drive away. The other boy runs away back

to­ward the house.

The back­ground for the in­ci­dent is re­port­edly a fi­nan­cial dis­pute be­tween the boy’s fam­ily and the kid­nap­pers.

Is­raeli me­dia re­ported that the kid­nap­pers had de­manded that the boy’s fa­ther pay them a ran­som of four mil­lion shekels and he re­fused.

Po­lice search oper­a­tions to find Jumhour are on­go­ing.

“This is a grave and rare in­ci­dent which crosses red lines and we are us­ing all our re­sources – both covert and overt – to find the boy as soon as pos­si­ble and bring him back to his

(Is­rael Po­lice)

PO­LICE FOOTAGE shows the kid­nap­ping of seven-year-old Karim Jumhour on Tues­day from out­side his home in the vil­lage of Kalan­suwa, in cen­tral Is­rael.

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