Youth Breaks into Jerusalem Chief Rabbi's Home

17-year-old youth arrested after breaking into Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar's house over Shabbat.

Haim Lev ,

broken window (illustrative)
broken window (illustrative)

A 17-year-old was arrested after he broke into the house of Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar today (Saturday). Rabbi Amar and his family are currently abroad, and the house was empty at the time of the crime.

According to a report on the Kol Hai radio program, someone called the police during Shabbat to say that someone broke into the rabbi's house in Ramat Eshkol. A patrol car was sent to the location and found that the bars on a window had been sawn off.

The police officers also entered through the window and found the youth wearing an IDF uniform and hiding behind cardboard boxes.

According to the police investigation, the youth is familiar with Rabbi Amar's family and knew that they would not be at home this Shabbat.