US extradites suspect in 1986 Tel Aviv murder to Israel

56-year-old escaped to Jordan after allegedly killing woman he had romantic relations with; sent to Israel after serving 8 years for fraud in US.

September 15, 2010 10:01
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56-year-old Ali Kara'in was arrested at Ben Gurion Airport overnight on Wednesday, on suspicion of murdering a woman at the Diplomat Hotel in Tel Aviv in 1986.

The murder victim was named as Amira Jabris. Police say the suspect fled Israel on the same day as the murder.

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In 2002, he was arrested in the US and sentenced to prison over fraud charges.

After being released in the US Kara'in was extradited to Israel. He is being questioned by Yarkon police and is expected to appear before a Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court this morning.

After allegedly killing Jabris, whom he is believed to have had a romantic relationship with, the suspect escaped Israel through Jordan. Police believe he then passed through several countries using fake identities, eventually ending up in the US. 

Following his arrest in the US, Kara'in was tried and sentenced to nine years in prison. Israel requested that the suspect be extradited to stand trial for the murder of Jabris, and the US agreed after he finished serving his sentence for his crimes committed abroad.

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