The Haifa District Attorney served an indictment in the Haifa
District Court on Monday, charging a 25-year-old resident of the
northern Beduin town of Basmat Tab'un with murder.
According to the indictment, Rani Zubeidat decided to kill his
friend, 29-year-old Nabil Zubeidat, after becoming angry with him.
Allegedly, Rani took a large knife and climbed through a window in
Nabil's home. Rani then attacked Nabil as he lay sleeping in his living
room, stabbing him five times in his head, abdomen and chest, and
slicing open his face, the indictment says.
The prosecution also requested that Rani be remanded in custody for the duration of the legal proceedings against him.