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An argument over a few thousand shekels for a used car was enough for a Bat Yam
man to stab his brother to death Tuesday morning, police said.
victim, Albert Ben-Sheetrit, 53, was stabbed by his brother, across his upper
and lower body, outside the mini-market he owned after the two began fighting
over the price Ben-Sheetrit was asking for the car, Yarkon police sub-district
commander Yehuda Dahan said Tuesday, adding that the price was a few thousand
Police received a call from Magen David Adom paramedics at 7:30
a.m. on Tuesday and deployed large numbers of YASSAM special patrol officers to
comb the area of northern Bat Yam for the killer.
They eventually found
him hiding in a nearby apartment.
Police would not say who the apartment
belonged to. They added that they have still not found the knife used in the
murder and haven’t determined yet if the alleged killer took it with him when he
went to meet his brother at the mini-market.
Dahan said that police did
not know of any previous violent encounters between the two brothers, adding
that neither were what police would regard as local criminals, or regular
subjects of police investigations.
By Tuesday afternoon police had still
not released the name of the alleged murderer, as he will not be brought before
a magistrate until Wednesday. Police said that in his initial interrogation he
linked himself to the killing and that testimony from witnesses revealed that
the fight was over the price Albert Ben-Sheetrit wanted for the used car.