Police believe that the suspect, whom they described as “visibly religious,” stabbed the victim out of nationalistic motivation after hearing him speak Arabic.
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Police are searching for an Israeli man suspected of stabbing a 40-year-old Bedouin citizen in Ashdod on Thursday.

A preliminary investigation has found that the suspect, whom police described as “visibly religious,” stabbed the Bedouin man after hearing him speak Arabic. Police suspect that the incident was nationalistically-motivated.

Earlier, police in Beersheba arrested a Bedouin man in his 20s after he took a security guard’s rifle.