Forensic police unit.
(photo credit: Ben Hartman)
Police believe two Arab-Israeli youths from Ramle both shot dead 51-year-old
George Sa’ado, while he was walking his dog in the city on Sunday
In the hours after the shooting, homicide detectives from the
central district’s central unit arrested six youths.
over recent days, one of the suspects, a 15-year-old, confessed to shooting
Police think a 17-year-old suspect also fired shots into
Sa’ado, and believe that there are two prime murder suspects, rather than
“We haven’t ruled out the suspicion that this was a
nationalistically motivated shooting,” a police source said.
suspects are giving contradictory testimonies,” the source added.
addition to the two main murder suspects and the four additional suspects
arrested hours after the shooting, police arrested two more Arab Israeli youths
in Ramle on Thursday on suspicion of aiding and abetting the
“This was a lightning-quick investigation. We had six
suspects in custody within hours,” the source said.
Magen David Adom
paramedics found Sa’ado lying on the street, and rushed him to the Assaf Harofe
Medical Center in Tzrifin, but were unable to revive him.
of the Arab community in Ramle’s Juraish neighborhood, near where the shooting
occurred, visited mourning members of Sa’ado’s family on Thursday to express
their condolences and sorrow over the incident.
Sa’ado leaves behind five