Meet the most influential figures in the Jewish world
Police, Shin Bet search for perpetrators in suspected terror attack
ByJPOST.COM STAFF
May 2, 2014 11:03
Strong suspicion of nationalistic motives in the murder of Shelly Dadon, 20, from Afula.
peres

Shelly Dadon. (photo credit:Courtesy)

The investigation into the murder of Shelly Dadon, 20, continued on Friday as the suspicion that the stabbing was a terror attack grew.

Northern District Police Commander Moshe Cohen said that evidence found at the scene led investigators to focus on nationalistic motives, Channel 10 reported.



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


"This is a very complex murder and we certainly are not ruling out other possibilities as well," Cohen was quoted as saying. "We will do everything possible to get to the perpetrator or perpetrators as soon as possible and to bring them to justice."

Her body was found in a Migdal Ha’emek parking lot on Thursday night by police during a routine patrol of the Ramat Gabriel industrial area in the northern town.

Dadon had stab wounds to the upper body, and Magen David Adom paramedics pronounced her dead on the scene.

Police said they were exploring the circumstances of the apparent murder, and that there was a strong possibility that she was slain by terrorists, but they were not ruling out other motives.

Dozens of police officers launched a widespread search of the area for the killers. The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) was involved in the investigation.

According to police sources, Dadon, from Afula, had traveled to Migdal Ha’emek for a work interview.

One of her family members who came to identify her body at the scene cried out, “Why God, why? She was an only child! I can’t live without her!”

The police sources noted that Dadon was found near the spot where the body of taxi driver Yafim Weinstein from Upper Nazareth was found on November 30, 2009.

Seven Israeli Arabs, all residents of Nazareth and affiliated with al-Qaida and global jihad, were later arrested in a joint police-Shin Bet operation for murdering Weinstein and carrying out a series of other terrorist attacks.

Dadon will be laid to rest on Saturday night at Afula Cemetery at 10:30 p.m.

Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

Tags:
  • Israel
  • Terrorism
  • youth
  • crime
  • Prev Article
    Lobbying group calls for term limits for state-appointed communal rabbis
    Eli Ben-Dahan
    May Day
    Thousands demonstrate in Tel Aviv May Day march for workers’ rights
    Next Article
    Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    Riot
    August 31, 2014
    Rioting resumes throughout east Jerusalem Saturday night

    By DANIEL K. EISENBUD

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 4 - 16
      Beer Sheva
      7 - 17
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 5 - 13
      Jerusalem
      7 - 15
      Haifa
    • 8 - 22
      Elat
      8 - 19
      Tiberias