A 28-year-old man from Netanya was charged Monday with murder stemming from a
According to the indictment sheet, filed by central state
prosecutors at the Petah Tikva Magistrate’s Court, the defendant, Meir Kraif,
had accumulated a large debt owed to the victim, Yossi Turjeman. Turjeman
assaulted Kraif over the debt on the night of November 11, punching him in the
face. In response, Kraif “made a decision to bring about Turjeman’s death” the
According to prosecutors, Kraif armed himself with a nine
millimeter handgun and began gathering information on his target’s movements
hours before launching his attack.
Shortly after 1 a.m., the defendant,
wearing a ski mask, allegedly arrived at Turjeman’s Netanya home on a motorbike
and snuck in via the balcony, the charge sheet said. He allegedly fired
repeatedly at Turjeman, striking and wounding another man in the
According to prosecutors, Turjeman pushed the wounded man out of
the line of fire in order to save him. At least six rounds struck Turjeman,
causing his death, police said.