Arab Couple Suspect in Murder of Yafo Woman (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gil Ronen 05/13/12)
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Police said Sunday that they have solved the murder of a 78 year old
woman in Yafo (Jaffa) a year and a half ago.
The murder of Shoshana Levi was carried out by an Arab man from
Kalkilye, aged 25, who along with his ex-wife, 24, tied the victim´s
arms and legs and then choked her to death, the police said. The
Arabs were caught after an extensive and complicated investigation,
which included investigative work in areas controlled by the
Palestinian Authority, police said.
The murderers planned to rob and then murder the woman. She tried to
fight them during the robbery and they stuffed clothes into her
mouth, causing her to choke and die. Her body was discovered by her
Police found DNA evidence in the apartment that led them to the
suspects, who were arrested two weeks ago. An Arab from Kalansawa was
also arrested on suspicion of assisting the murderers, and four other
suspected accomplices were arrested and released on bail.
Police are now investigating if the pair also murdered an 80 year old
man in the Hatikvah neighborhood of Tel Aviv two months before Levi
was murdered. Police at the time said that the two murders had been
committed using very similar means. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012
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