Twenty-four-year-old David Mansharov was stabbed to death overnight Wednesday during a brawl between yeshiva students in Netanya.
Two suspects, Avi Ben-Naim (22) and Yitzhak Hanuka (25), have been arrested in connection with the stabbing. The court extended their remand by eight days.
The victim and the suspects all studied and lived at Rabbi Amos Gueta's yeshiva, located near the scene of the crime.
Officers who arrived at the scene at around 4:30 am found the victim laying in critical condition in an open area near residential buildings on Professor Shor Street in Netanya's Neve Herzl neighborhood. He was evacuated to Laniado Hospital, where he was declared dead shortly after arrival.
A black kippah and a blunt object, which was apparently used to kill Mansharov, were found at the scene. Police apprehended the two suspects during a search of the area.
Investigators said the three yeshiva students are known to police, and estimated that the fight erupted following an ongoing argument over a halachic ruling.
Neighbors who witnessed the incident said they heard the suspected assailants yell, "What you did was not Jewish" in Mansharov's direction.
The two suspects, police said, are exercising their right to remain silent.