Security forces arrest 3 Palestinians on suspicion of fatally injuring Israeli during car theft

Avraham Ben Tzion, a farmer from the Jordan Valley community of Nativ Hagdud, was found dead near Ma'aleh Efraim.

December 16, 2014 12:28
1 minute read.
IDF soldier

IDF soldier handcuffs a man. (photo credit: REUTERS)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Security forces arrested three Palestinians from Akraba, southeast of Nablus, on December 2 on suspicion of involvement in running over and killing an Israeli civilian the previous day.

Avraham Ben-Tzion, 63, a farmer from Moshav Nativ Hagdud in the Jordan Valley, was found dead at the Alon junction near the Ma’aleh Ephraim settlement.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.

The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) said on Tuesday that the three suspects left their village on the day of the incident with the intention of stealing a vehicle.

The agency named them as Muhammad Bassem Rama, 27, Ashraf Beni Jabar, 26, and Amir Beni Jabar, 24, all of whom have been imprisoned in the past for criminal offenses, including theft, breaking and entering, and illegally entering Israel.

The three men drove in a car behind Ben-Zion’s vehicle, collided with him to get him to stop and exit, then sprayed his face with tear gas and made off with his vehicle, the Shin Bet said.

Ben-Zion tried to prevent the theft, and the thieves ran over him with the stolen vehicle. He soon died of his injuries.

“The three fled with Ben-Zion’s car to the village of Kabalan [12 km. southeast of Nablus], where they sold the car, and returned to their village,” the Shin Bet said.

“Following an intelligence effort, we arrested, on the night after the incident, Rama and Ashraf Jabar,” the agency added. “They confessed to being involved in the incident, and incriminated Amir Beni Jabar, who was arrested the following night.”

Related Content

Rami Feinstein
August 18, 2018
Music from the heart