Eyal Hadad

Relative of French Jewish murder victim claims motive was antisemitism

Shushan Shabag says murder was not reported in France until a week after the fact, claims murderer told investigators he killed "the Jew," blames police for misleading local and Israeli press

Nir Cohen |
Published: 09.07.22, 18:49
A relative of French Jewish murder victim Eyal Hadad, killed by his Muslim neighbor Mohammad Dridi two weeks ago, claims the crime was motivated by antisemitism.
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  • Speaking told Ynet on Monday Shushan Sabag said the murder was not reported in local media until one week after the fact, while some claims alleged the police was covering up details of the case.
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    אייל חדד
    אייל חדד
    Eyal Hadad
    Dridi assaulted Hadad with an axe, burned his face and then buried his body nearby. He made conflicting statements to the interrogators, once claiming the murder was over a 100 euro dept and another that he killed Haddad because he was Jewish.
    “I heard claims both were coworkers, but it wasn’t the case. When the suspect was under arrest, police asked him ‘did you kill Eyal?’ and he answered: ‘yes, I killed the Jew’. From what I know now, police claim Dridi had accomplices to this murder,” he said.
    "All of the information from the French police was delivered to our lawyer, and it indicates that mistakes were made were in what was said in both French and Israeli media,” he said.
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    אייל חדד
    Eyal Hadad
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    "it is known that there are people who just want to kill Jews. Eyal was a good man. He would give to charity, he brought kosher food to seniors who couldn’t afford it in Pesach. He loved animals and cared for stray cats," Hadad's relative said.
    "I visited Eyal in Paris many times, and could see the hate and anger of airport employees every time I presented my Israeli passport. Things happen in France that the local media does not report and are only heard about in local Jewish communities,” he said.
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