Refugee, apparently from Sudan, arrested on suspicion of stabbing in clothing store near Central Bus Station just days after murder of Eritrean refugee in same area

Avi Cohen


01.18.10, 22:27 / Israel News


Investigating the scene of the crime (Photo: Ofer Amram)

Another quarrel between refugees near Tel Aviv’s Central Bus Station ended in death Monday evening when a refugee, apparently from Sudan, was stabbed in a clothing store. The police have arrested a suspect.

At about 6:30 pm reports were received by the police and Magen David Adom (MDA). The callers said a man’s body was in a clothing store on Neve Shaanan Street. MDA personnel who arrived at the scene found the victim with his throat slit and cuts all over his body. He was pronounced dead immediately.

Police cordoned off the scene, and after questioning witnesses began searching for the suspect. After a short time they detained a man, apparently also from Sudan, on suspicion of murder. At this time, the circumstances surrounding the apparent murder are not known. Police called a mobile criminal investigation unit which began collecting evidence.

The police are very familiar with the area. Only last Thursday night an Eritrean refugee was murdered in a restaurant close to the clothing store.

In this case a suspect was also arrested, a worker from Sudan. His detention was later extended by the Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court.