Israelis call for death penalty for alleged murderer of 19-year-old Ansbacher

Ansbacher's body was found in Ein Yael in Jerusalem on Thursday. Her remains were laid to rest on Friday in her hometown of Tekoa in Gush Etzion.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
February 9, 2019 01:45
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Protest following suspect in the murder of Ori Ansbacher arrested near Ramallah.

Protest following suspect in the murder of Ori Ansbacher arrested near Ramallah.. (photo credit: AVSHALOM SASSONI)

 
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Following the arrest of a Palestinian suspected in committing the brutal murder of 19-year-old Ori Ansbacher, Israelis are protesting in Tel Aviv, calling for the death penalty to be given to the alleged murderer.

The protest in Rabin Square, a public square in the center of Tel Aviv, rallied in favor of various forms of punishing terrorists including the death penalty for terrorist, expulsion, and house demolitions.
"Only by deporting them to Syria and a public hanging in Rabin square will such things end", one woman attending the protest said.

IDF and police forces arrested a Palestinian suspected in committing the brutal murder of Ansbacher on Saturday, according to the police spokesperson's unit.

The suspect was been arrested near Ramallah, and was reported to be living in Hebron.

"The joint investigation of the Israel Police and the General Security Service led the Border Police unit of the Border Police, the Shin Bet security forces and the IDF to carry out operations in Ramallah, in the framework of which a suspect was arrested in the murder of Ori Ansbacher in Jerusalem," the Border Police spokesperson said in a released statement.


"From the moment that the body of Ori Ansbacher, 19, was found in the Ein Yael area of ​​Jerusalem, a joint investigation team of the Israel Police and the General Security Service to work together to locate every piece of information and evidence that could lead to the identity of the suspect." 

"There is a gag order on every detail of the investigation, except for what was written in this notice," the statement concluded.

Border Police units encountered serious disturbances upon arriving in Ramallah, as stones, pipe bombs and Molotov cocktails were thrown at security vehicles, according to Yediot Aharonot.

Ansbacher's body was found in Ein Yael in Jerusalem on Thursday. Her remains were laid to rest on Friday in her hometown of Tekoa near Gush Etzion.

Ansbacher was a volunteer in the Ye'elim youth center at Ein Yael as part of her national service. Her death is being investigated by police.  

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