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Israeli cops arrest 3 in Santa stabbing

2012-01-31 19:54

Jerusalem - Israeli police say they have arrested three suspects in the murder of a prominent Christian leader over a church property dispute.

Gabriel Cadis, the head of Jaffa's Orthodox Church Association, was stabbed in the back during a procession to mark Orthodox Christmas earlier this month by men disguised as Santa Claus.

Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said on Tuesday that the three Arab Christians from Jaffa have confessed - one for ordering the hit and two for carrying it out.

Rosenfeld said Cadis was trying to regain control of a $2.7m building belonging to the Orthodox church that the suspects had entered illegally.

The three men will soon stand trial on murder charges.

Comments
  • Jerzy - 2012-01-31 20:05

    I wonder where dirkie is hiding? come out,come out, wherever you are.

  • Godfrey - 2012-01-31 20:25

    I always knew Santa was real. In Jerusalem nogal!

  • Barry - 2012-02-01 06:19

    Very interesting. I understood from a few people on here everyone lived peacefully in Israel. Seems it is not so.

      MiriamBawden - 2012-02-01 06:51

      What do you have to say about your peaceful freedom fighters doing this? As you claim arabs in Israel are just so innocent and nice..

      Barry - 2012-02-01 07:22

      First if they are freedom fighters, then it is proof the freedom fighters are not all Islamic, some are of the Christian faith. However I doubt they are freedom fighters. In my opinion this a local criminal act unrelated to the war.

      Fred - 2012-02-01 13:58

      Barry I disagree with you on just about everything relating to Israel. However on this issue I agree. Probably just a criminal act as you say.

  • Jaba - 2012-02-01 09:00

    This was thought to be a family feud originally, and now looks like it was one of the Arab neighbours who killed their Christian neighbour. Now… why is this making news in SA… again and again? Do we not have enough murders to report on right here in South Africa that we have to import a once off murder in an Arab Israeli community to help with this policy of ‘make Israel look horrific at all cost’

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