Man in Santa suit kills Arab Christian in Israel

2012-01-07 22:00

Jerusalem - Israeli police say a man dressed as Santa Claus fatally stabbed an Arab Christian man in the back during a procession to mark Orthodox Christmas in the city of Jaffa.

Gabriel Cadis, the head of Jaffa's Orthodox Church Association, was stabbed on Friday night and died hours later at a hospital.

Police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld said six members of an Arab Christian family were in custody Saturday as police investigate.

Witnesses told police the attacker was wearing a red-and-white Santa suit.

Israeli media reported that Cadis had a long-standing dispute with other Arab Christians in Jaffa.

  • Paul - 2012-01-08 10:10

    The christian's seperate themselves on racial lines?

  • Jaba - 2012-01-08 12:08

    one case of murder in Israel, is news in SA... What about all the violent crimes in SA - why even report this? a family feud in a tiny country in the middle east makes news in a sate with hundreds of murders a month

      Barry - 2012-01-08 19:05

      @Jaba...What a stupid comment

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