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Police said probing if sex offender rabbi linked to cold case murders

Rabbi Eliezer Berland arrives for a hearing at the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court, on February 13, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Rabbi Eliezer Berland arrives for a hearing at the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court, on February 13, 2020. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Police are probing whether convicted sex offender Rabbi Eliezer Berland, head of the extremist Shuvu Bonim sect, was involved in a pair of unsolved murders in the 1980s and 1990s, according to the Kan public broadcaster.

Earlier today, police arrested three suspects — who are reportedly from Shuvu Bonim — in connection to the killings. A court later ordered that all three remain in custody for eight days.

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