New video of IDF's search for Ansbacher's murderer released

Arafat Irfaiya had confessed and reconstructed the murder in the woods at Ein Yael on the outskirts of Jerusalem.

February 11, 2019 18:58
Police arrest Arafat al-Rifaiyeh, 29, suspected of murdering Ori Ansbacher, 19

Police arrest Palestinian man Arafat al-Rifaiyeh, 29, suspected of murdering Ori Ansbacher, 19, in this photo released on February 10th, 2019. (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)


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A CCTV video has been released, which shows IDF forces searching a mosque near Ramallah, located close to where they arrested Arafat Irfaiya, who brutally murdered Ori Ansbacher, 19, in Jerusalem’s Ein Yael forest on Thursday.

The video was released by Palestinian media and carried by Channel 12.


On Sunday night Israel’s Shin Bet security agency said that the attack was nationalistically motivated and that Irfaiya had confessed and reconstructed the murder in the woods at Ein Yael on the outskirts of Jerusalem. 

The Shin Bet said that he “left his home in Hebron with a knife and made his way to the village of Beit Jala,” just south of Jerusalem. From there, he “walked to the forest, where he saw Ori, attacked and murdered her.”

His remand was extended by 10 days on Monday.

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