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Four youths were arrested over the weekend on suspicion of being linked to the
fatal stabbing of 20-year-old Lawrence Amsis early on Friday morning outside the
Terminal nightclub in Tel Aviv.
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Police say Amsis was set upon by a group
of suspects on Rehov Hatzfira near the club following a verbal altercation in
the nightclub, situated in Tel Aviv’s Yad Harutzim area, the scene of lethal
violence in the past.
During the fight, one of the suspects produced a
knife and stabbed Amsis, police said. He was rushed to the Ichilov Medical
Center in Tel Aviv, but died of his injuries within a few hours on Friday
Soon after his death, police arrested two suspects aged 20 from
Tel Aviv and Rishon Lezion on suspicion of being linked to the
On Friday morning the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s court extended the
suspects’ custody by three days.
The suspects hid their faces beneath
their clothes during their arraignment to avoid photographers.
additional suspects, aged 18 and 22, both from Holon, were arrested on Saturday
evening in connection with the stabbing.
“The background to the mass
brawl that broke out in the club, and continued outside it, is still unclear,”
Tel Aviv police said in a statement.
Police have shut down the Terminal
nightclub for 30 days.
Relatives of Amsis said he worked in plumbing and
had been saving money for higher education.
Friends at the Christian
Scout youth movement where he was active have expressed shock at his violent
The homicide investigation is being led by detectives from the
Yiftah police station.