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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.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.
murder victim was named as Amira Jabris. Police say the suspect fled Israel on the same
day as the murder.
Alleged serial killer held without bond
In 2002, he was arrested in the US and
sentenced to prison over fraud charges.
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.