Danino: I hope France arrests the killers of Lee Zeitouni

May 8, 2012 14:41


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Israel Police Commissioner Insp.-Gen. Yochanan Danino told European law enforcement chiefs visiting Israel that he hoped French authorities would answer Israel's request and arrest the two French nationals who ran over and killed 25-year-old Lee Zeitouni in Tel Aviv last September.

The two men fled the scene after hitting Zeitouni, driving recklessly through red lights, according to police. They then packed suitcases, gathered family members together, and flew to Paris.

Danino was speaking on Tuesday at the 41st Interpol European Regional Conference in Tel Aviv. He welcomed fellow officers to Israel, and highlighted the Zeitouni case as an example of international police cooperation.

"We remain in close touch with the French authorities, with the aim of extraditing the murderers. I hope that france answers our request despite French law not having an extradition agreement. We will find the legal way to get over the obstacles and bring about the arrest of the two," Danino said.

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