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EXCLUSIVE: Man fights extradition to Israel for allegedly rioting in Jerusalem 13 years ago

A MAN is facing extradition to Israel over riots he allegedly took part in 13 years ago.

Efraim Fishel Grinfeld, 39, was arrested in the UK on an international arrest warrant from Isreal. It is alleged that on unknown dates between June 2008 and August 2008 in the Guela area of central Jerusalem, he and 15-20 people "used or threatened unlawful violence for a common purpose" and their "conduct taken together, would cause a person of reasonable firmness present at the scene to fear for their personal safety."

Grinfeld, from Mount Pleasant Lane, Clapton, east London, appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday, where he did not consent to extradition.

The case was adjourned to a later date and he was given conditional bail.

He is under an electronically monitored curfew between 9.30pm and 7am daily, save for a few exceptions, and must live and sleep at his home address. His Polish passport has been retained by police as has that of his wife Sara Grinfeld, 37, and he must not go to any international travel hub or apply for international travel documents or be in possession of any. He must report to a police station on set days and a £50,000 security has also been lodged with the court.


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