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Arab man suspected of imprisoning brother to keep him from converting to Judaism

Police say suspect locked up his sibling at home after he expressed his desire to become a Jew and join the IDF

Illustrative image of police at the scene of a crime (Police Spokesperson)
Illustrative image of police at the scene of a crime (Police Spokesperson)

Police arrested a man from the Israeli Arab city of Tayibe whom they suspect of imprisoning his brother at home after his brother expressed a desire to convert to Judaism and join the IDF.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said in a statement Sunday that police received a call on Thursday from a female resident of Tayibe reporting that a friend of hers was locked up in his room.

After arriving at the home, police found the 19-year-old, who was said to have been imprisoned in his room for three weeks.

Police later found and arrested his 21-year-old brother, who was not home at the time of the raid.

The suspect is scheduled to be brought before a court on Sunday for a hearing, Samri said.

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