A market vendor was stabbed to death in Netanya on Friday after an argument over a
debt turned into a fight, police said.
Psahov Vladislav, 29, of Hadera,
ran a market stall selling phones, and was visited by two brothers, police
The brothers were previously acquainted with Vladislav, and
had come to talk about a financial debt, the police investigation found. An
argument erupted between the men, which quickly deteriorated into a physical
The elder brother, 44, brandished a knife, stabbed the victim in
the back and fled the scene. A member of the public chased after him, tackled
him to the floor, and handed him over to municipal inspectors and police who
were called the scene.
The murder suspect and his 25-year-old younger
brother are both in police custody.
Magen David Adom paramedics found
Vladislav lying on the sidewalk outside his stall in critical condition, though
he was conscious when they arrived. He was evacuated to a hospital while
paramedics attempted to stabilize his condition.
Doctors attempted to
save him in the hospital, but pronounced him dead soon afterwards.
killing comes after a wave of slayings last week that have rocked the country
and raised concerns among the public over issues of personal security and the
ease with which altercations deteriorate into lethal assaults.
Police vowed to beef up forces on city streets to prevent violence, while also
calling for a greater budget to allow for the recruitment of more officers.