A special meeting was held in Beit Shemesh on Monday, 9 Tammuz involving the Beit Shemesh police chief and senior city officials. The meeting surrounded the fact that some of the suspects in custody in the murder of Muhmad Abu-Khadir are residents of the city.
According to a Ladaat report quoting “a source present in the meeting”, authorities are concerned that left-wing extremists may decide to hold protests outside of the family home or even worse, attempt to attack family members. Therefore the decision was made that the family will relocate temporarily, until the anger diminishes somewhat.
For now the gag order prohibiting publication of the names of the suspects’ remains but when it is lifted, the identifying details of the family will be known to all and officials fear for their safety.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)