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The body of a nine-year-old boy was found with major injury marks lying near an
olive grove in the Arab village of Kafr Kasim, in the Sharon district of central
Israel on Friday morning.
Police suspect the boy, named as Anas Sarsur,
was murdered. Forensic officers transferred his body to the L.
Institute for Forensic Medicine at Abu Kabir for an autopsy, to find out more on
the exact cause of death.
The boy’s family initially told media they
believed the boy had been hit by tractor and left on the roadside.
Saturday, the boy’s uncle told Channel 10: “This was premeditated murder. It
doesn’t matter if he was run over or murdered.”
The report said residents
of the village hoped for a speedy conclusion to the investigation to prevent a
potential violent feud from erupting between families if it emerged that the
murder suspects are from the same village.
The central district took over
the investigation from local police, and quickly slapped a media ban on all
details of the investigation.