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Police accuse MK Tibi of abusing immunity by helping suspect escape

A senior lawmaker from the party was accused of obstructing police and helping a suspect escape during an attempted arrest in Jerusalem.

Fuming police officials said MK had abused his parliamentary immunity and should have been arrested himself when he got between cops and a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem they were trying to detain.

Police said they were attempting to detain a “young man” suspected of throwing an unspecified object in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of when Tibi intervened.

“During [the young man’s] detainment, a public representative showed up, obstructed the detainment, shoved, hectored and forcibly allowed the suspect to escape,” a police spokesperson said in a statement.

Police said the suspect, who was not named, was later captured following a foot-chase.

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