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Three indicted in plot to kill Beitar Jerusalem owner

Men shot and injured Eli Tabib in February attack at his home

Owner of Beitar Jerusalem Eli Tabib (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Owner of Beitar Jerusalem Eli Tabib (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Three men were indicted Friday at the Tel Aviv District Court for the attempted murder of Beitar Jerusalem owner Eli Tabib in February of this year.

Israel Kdoshim (24), Shiran Dahari (28) and Dmitry Rubinsky (24) were all charged in connection with the attempted killing. Dahari allegedly shot at Tabib from a motorcycle driven by Rubinsky, as the team owner arrived at his home in Kfar Shmaryahu near midnight on February 28.

Tabib, who was still in his car at the time of the shooting, suffered light injuries only.

The two then sped off to a predetermined location where they met with Kdoshim, who helped them destroy their clothes.

Channel 10 reported that the three are believed to have been hired to carry out the hit by a known crime figure, who had business disputes with Tabib.

Tabib recently said he was putting the club up for sale due to racist incidents involving fans.

At a match earlier this month between Beitar and Belgian club Charleroi, fans threw fireworks and flares on the field. The Charleroi goalkeeper was later struck by an object thrown from the stands.

The Union of European Football Associations said later it had charged the team over the incident.

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