2 Palestinians arrested in connection with nationalistically motivated Schmerling murder

It was released for publication that two Palestinians were arrested on suspicion of being involved in the murder of the late 70-year-old Reuven Schmerling, whose body was found last week in Kafr Qasim. The Shin Bet determined that the incident was nationalistically motivated.
The late Reuven Schmerling Photo Credit: Elkana Regional Council/Channel 2 News

Two Palestinians from Qabatiya were arrested on suspicion of being involved in the murder of the late 70-year-old Reuven Schmerling, whose body was found in a storage unit in Kafr Qasim on Sukkot eve. The Shin Bet, which is investigating the murder together with the Israel Police, announced that the investigation indicates that the crime was nationalistically motivated.

As reported two days ago by JOL, more than 1,000 people attended the funeral of Schmerling, an Israeli man from the West Bank settlement of Elkana. Before the Shin Bet ruled that Schmerling was murdered because he was Israeli, his family members said they are certain his murder was nationalistically motivated.

"It's just unfathomable," said Hadar, Schmerling's granddaughter, at his funeral. "We're still waiting for you to come into the Sukkah with a big laugh or with a song, sit at the table and pick up one of the little ones. You were an impressive man whom we all admired.”



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