Suspected Sicarii Leader Hospitalized

The suspected leader of a Jewish underground group called Sicarii collapsed after questioning by police Sunday and was sent to a hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

Yoel Adler, 46, was arrested June 3 on suspicion of directing a wave of violence against Arabs and prominent left-wing Israelis.

He was formally charged on June 26 and released on $25,000 bail. But the court ordered him held under house arrest, pending completion of the police investigation.

Adler, a Jerusalem contractor, was taken to Tel Aviv for questioning by police last Friday and again on Sunday, said his attorney, Yair Golan.

He collapsed upon returning home Sunday and was taken to Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem. He subsequently was transferred to the Talbiyeh mental hospital for tests.

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