Worker stabbed at construction site
Photo: Avi Moalem

Palestinian stabbed to death in Rishon Lezion

Illegal Palestinian construction worker stabbed to death, 17-year-old suffers moderate injuries after sustaining stab wound in beach party cum crime scene

A stabbing at a Rishon Lezion construction site left a 25-year-old Palestinian dead. The worker was evacuated to the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center early Friday morning after sustaining knife wounds to the chest. He succumbed to his wounds while on the operating table.


An initial investigation led the authorities to take one city resident in for questioning.


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According to the investigation details, the victim is a resident of the West Bank who was illegally working in Israel. The details are unclear, however police believe that at around 2 am the man was involved in a fight that erupted near the construction site he was working at in the western part of the city.


חיפשו במשך זמן ממושך את זירת הרצח (צילום: אבי מועלם)

Police search for evidence (Photo: Avi Moalem)


What ensued is unknown, but the outcome is clear: The man sustained multiple stab wounds to his chest, leading to massive blood loss and his eventual death.


After learning about the event from the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Rishon Lezion Police searched for the crime scene, lacking any complaint, report or substantial information they searched until stumbling upon the construction site.


נדקר למוות מאחורי בית הקברות (צילום: אבי מועלם)

Police stumble on crime scene after search (Photo: Avi Moalem)


The victim was taken to the hospital by a Rishon Lezion resident, who was later delayed for questioning at the city's police station. Detectives demanded to know how he came upon the crime scene and whether or not he had any pertinent information regarding the event.


The police's forensics lab technicians arrived at the scene and attempted to gather evidence that could lead them to a suspect.


Crime wave

In a separate incident in Rishon Lezion, a beach party deteriorated into brawl, leaving a 17-year-old moderately wounded after he was stabbed.


The teen was evacuated to the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, and police have arrested a number of suspects allegedly involved in the beach brawl.


A week ago a 16-year-old was killed in Jaffa. He was brought to a hospital in critical condition with a knife wound to the chest, and there he succumbed to his wounds. Police suspect he too was involved in a brawl.


Last Saturday, a 19-year-old was shot to death in the Arab town of I'billin. The victim's brother sustained a gun shot wound.



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פרסום ראשון: 02.15.13, 11:11
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