5 arrested in Rishon Lezion stabbing

Father of suspect also detained on suspicion of providing son with fake alibi.

By REBECCA ANNA STOIL, JPOST.COM STAFF
July 31, 2007 09:52
1 minute read.
jpost services and tools

jp.services2. (photo credit: )

 
X

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 uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • 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

Five suspects were under arrest Tuesday on suspicion of involvement in a Saturday night brawl in Rishon Lezion during which 18-year-old Tzahi Basha was stabbed to death. On Monday night police arrested a Be'er Ya'acov resident and his father. The youth, police say, was involved in the fight and they believe that the youth's father lied to police, offering a false alibi. The suspect's mother was released to house arrest but his father remained in detention and was set to be brought to court for an extension of remand. Two other suspects turned themselves in to the Shfela Subdistrict Police, accompanied by known criminal defense attorney Yoram Halevy. The two came prepared with testimony that they had been at the victim's house, but that they had not witnessed or been involved with the murder. Police were still searching for a number of other suspects involved in the fight, which allegedly broke out over a girlfriend of one of Basha's friends who had dated one of the suspects. The arrests came a day after Public Security Minister Avi Dichter released new data showing a decline in youth crime. But on Tuesday, a group of four mothers of young murder victims announced that they would be raising a tent outside of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office in protest of lax government policies against youth violence.

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN