Palestinian arrested in Jerusalem murder of West Bank Jewish teen

Justice minister urges death penalty for suspect in Jerusalem murder
by Staff
February 10, 2019

A senior Israeli minister told prosecutors on Saturday to pursue the death penalty for a Palestinian suspect in the grisly murder of an Israeli teen in Jerusalem last week. Arafat Irfayia, 29, was arrested Friday on suspicion of killing Ori Ansbacher, 19, in a wooded area of southern Jerusalem on Thursday, in a case that has sparked outrage across the country. Authorities suspect Irfayia may had a nationalistic motive, according to Hebrew-language press reports, but are also probing if the attack was sexual in nature…[Justice Minister Ayelet] Shaked and other ministers have insisted that the murder was a terror attack, though most details of the incident have been kept under gag order. READ MORE

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