The Central Coast homicide investigations unit examining the murder of Binyamin Hassa, CEO of the Haifa based Chevrah Kadisha (Jewish burial society), in January last year, rescinded a gag order on Wednesday, thereby permitting publication of Yitzhak Hazan's name as the prime murder suspect.
On January 16, 2011, upon returning home with his wife, Hassa was shot on his doorstep several times at close range. Groups in the haredi community said that Hassa had previously received threats over disputes regarding use of certain burial areas and there was also speculation that the killing may have been motivated by a monetary dispute.
Hazan, 40, is a resident of Beit Shemesh and law enforcement will likely file an indictment against him on Friday.
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