Wednesday, 21 September 2022 | The body of the Palestinian suspected of murdering an 84-year-old Israeli woman in a terror attack on Tuesday was discovered in the heart of Tel Aviv the next morning, the Israel Police said.
Initial indications were that the suspect, 28-year-old Mousa Sarsour, committed suicide by hanging.
According to a police statement, his body was found on Tel Aviv’s Bar Kochva Street, following a nightlong search involving officers, detectives, canine units and Border Police units.
The murder of the elderly woman, who has not yet been named, in Holon was treated as a terror attack soon after her body was discovered.
CCTV footage reportedly showed Sarsour repeatedly striking the woman in the head with a blunt object. Police had released a photo of the suspect and requested public assistance in locating him.
Meanwhile, Israel Defense Forces soldiers operating in Judea and Samaria apprehended five individuals suspected of assisting Sarsour.
The Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) is also involved in the ongoing investigation, and Prime Minister Yair Lapid has been updated on the situation.
“Terrorism is the embodiment of pure evil,” Lapid on Tuesday said, adding: “This is a shocking attack by a despicable and cowardly terrorist who murdered an elderly woman who could not fight back.”
Posted on September 21, 2022
Source: (This article was originally published by the Jewish News Syndicate on September 21, 2022. Time-related language has been modified to reflect our publication today. See original article at this link.)
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