Israeli cops arrest 3 in Santa stabbing
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.