A senior Christian figure was stabbed to death by an unknown attacker during a
march to mark the Orthodox Christmas in Jaffa on Friday night.
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Police identified the murder victim as Gabriel Cadis, Chairman of the Jaffa
Orthodox Church Association.
Six suspects, all members of the Christian
community in Jaffa, were arrested on Saturday.
Police do not suspect a
religiously motivated attack.
Police spokesman Moshe Katz told The
that the stabbing occurred at the end of a march held by the
Christian community along a Jaffa street.
"People nearby evacuated him
from the scene," the spokesman added.
The stab victim was rushed to the
Wolfson Medical Center in nearby Holon. Doctors attempted to save his life but
were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced death shortly after
Homicide detectives have begun interviewing eye witnesses and
searching for CCTV footage that could assist in their investigation.
funeral procession was held for Candis in Jaffa on Saturday afternoon.