On Tuesday, June 20, the District court in Rishon LeZion, at the request of the police extended for another seven days the arrest of crime boss ASI Abutbul detained on suspicion of involvement in the murder of Yoram Hachama in 2008.
Hacham was considered one of the most respected Israeli lawyers specializing in criminal law. Among his clients were ASI, Abutbul, Arye Alperon, the mayor of Lod, benny Regev, and former officer of the Department of investigation of international crimes, major Arye Silverman, who was convicted of conspiring with ofer Nimrodi to conduct illegal wiretapping. Hacham died in the explosion Isuzu car on the street Yigal Alon in tel Aviv, 11 June 2008.
In 2015, the murder investigation stalled. 24 may 2017, the Israel police announced the reopening of the proceedings in connection with the receipt of new information. On the same day, police arrested ASI Abutbul.