Police arrested three Palestinians for allegedly poisoning a family in Ra'anana for nationalistic reasons, it was revealed Sunday after the Petah Tikva Magistrate's Court lifted a media blackout on the case.
According to Israeli media, 46-year-old Otman Nas'ara from the village of Beit Furik near Nablus confessed to poisoning the family. The two additional suspects denied involvement in the crime.The suspects allegedly put poison in a beverage at the family's home some ten months ago. The father of the family suffered serious injuries and was hospitalized for a week. A two-year-old child suffered moderate injuries, and the mother and grandmother were lightly injured.
A police officer who arrived on the scene to investigate the incident also drank from the tainted beverage, suffering light injuries.