Arrest made in Rehovot murder case

August 20, 2009 00:47


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Police arrested a 19-year-old resident of Rehovot on Tuesday evening for a deadly shooting that took place in March in the city's wholesale market. During the mid-morning attack, market stall owner Yehuda Buzaglo, 25, was gunned down. He was rushed to the Kaplan Hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head, and died two weeks later. An undercover investigation was launched by the Central District's Central Unit, and officers believe evidence has been gathered that ties the suspect, named as Shalo Semhon, to the shooting. Semhon denies any link to the attack. On Wednesday, Semhon was brought before Ramle Magistrate's Court Judge Zakariya Yemini, who extended the suspect's custody by a week. The shooting may be linked to a car bombing that occurred two months later. During that attack, Tamir Amira, 25, was seriously injured when a bomb planted under his vehicle was detonated in Rehovot. A criminal feud in the Rehovot market, based on a dispute over protection money and the placement of security guards, appears to be behind the violence.

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