A member of the Jewish community in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa was stabbed to
death by a Muslim man accusing him of witchcraft on Tuesday, AFP quoted the
man’s son as saying.
Aharon Zindani succumbed to his wounds at an area
hospital after being critically injured in the attack, the community’s rabbi
Zindani, 50, “was stabbed at Saawan market near the US Embassy
in northeast Sanaa,” his son Yehya was quoted as saying. “He received stab
wounds to his neck and stomach.”
Yehya described the attacker as a
“wellknown person who says my father has ruined and bewitched
According to Israeli media reports, the attacker stabbed Zindani 12
times before being stopped by a group of men and detained.
A friend of
Zindani, Shlomo Grafi, told Army Radio that he had been killed by a “member of
Zindani had returned to Yemen after he had made aliya and
lived in Israel in the 1990s, he said.
Grafi claimed that the Jewish
community in Sanaa, numbering some 80 members, did not feel in danger despite
Yemen’s volatile political climate.