Israeli Arab woman killed in Turkey

The circumstances of her death are being investigated by local police in Turkey. Her father and brother were arrested.

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February 7, 2019 10:17
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Siwar Keblawi, 20, from Umm al-Fahm in the Lower Galilee, has been killed in Izmit, Turkey, the Foreign Ministry confirmed on Thursday.

Turkish media reported that the body of Keblawi, a student who had been living in Izmit for the last few months and was enrolled in a local university, was found on Wednesday night outside the building in which she was staying, adding that her neighbors claimed she had been thrown from the balcony. According to a report by Haaretz, police are investigating the suspicion that she was murdered. The young woman’s father and brother were arrested on suspicion of being involved in her murder.

However, Turkish authorities reported that she had jumped from the third-floor balcony to escape her father and brother after a fight broke out between them.


After surviving the fall, it is alleged that she was then murdered by the pair. Local media reported that she had been strangled to death.

CCTV video footage aired on Turkish media showed her father and brother carrying her back into the apartment where one of them allegedly killed her.

The Foreign Ministry confirmed that “the circumstances of her death are being investigated by local police there.

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