Kfar Kassem: 10-year-old boy found dead in woods

Two residents of the village east of TA find boy 20 meters from home with signs of violence on his body; police suspect murder.

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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.
Greenberg 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.
On 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.