Man, 70, dies after attacked by illegal workers believed to be Palestinians

While a nationalist motive has not yet been established, it is widely suspected that the perpetrators are Palestinian.

June 24, 2015 21:34
Crime scene (illustrative)

Crime scene (illustrative). (photo credit: INGIMAGE)


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An elderly Israeli man has died after succumbing to severe wounds suffered earlier on Wednesday after coming under attack by illegal workers.

David Ben-Kafra, 70, a resident of Rehovot, was initially evacuated to the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center in Tzrifin, and was later proclaimed dead by medical personnel.

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Police were summoned in the aftermath of the incident, which occurred in the the central Israeli moshav of Pedaya, and are investigating the possible motivations for the attack.

While a nationalist background for the crime has not yet been established, it is widely suspected that the perpetrators are Palestinians who had worked in the agricultural community.

In an official statement, Moti Cohen, Police chief for the Nitzav district, where the incident occurred, assured that all possible leads will be investigated.

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