Man murdered in Haifa: Benny Hassa, 67, Hevra Kadisha head

January 16, 2011 23:02

Benny Hassa, the Director-General of Haifa's Hevra Kadisha, was murdered at the entrance to his home on Sunday.

Several years ago, men threw acid at Hassa, 67, and attempted to burn down his home.

Rabbi Israel Rosenthal, President of Haifa's Hevra Kadisha, told Israel Radio that Hassa was not involved in criminal activities, and Haifa Police said that they did not receive any complaints of threats from Hassa.

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