Two Bedouin men arrested after Israeli soldier stabbed to death
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Two Bedouin men arrested after Israeli soldier stabbed to death

Police detain suspects following the killing of teenage IDF recruit Ron Yitzhak Kukia last week

Israeli police officers
Israeli police officers

  Two Bedouin men from the Negev were arrested for involvement in the stabbing death of an Israeli soldier in the southern city of Arad.

The men were arrested Friday night, a day after Ron Yitzhak Kukia, 19, of Tel Aviv, was stabbed while waiting for a bus. The arrest was cleared for publication by the Israel Security Agency, or Shin Bet, on Monday.

The stabbing was a nationalistically motivated terror attack, the ISA determined during the investigation.

One of the suspects admitted to the murder and took investigators to the scene of the attack, where he re-enacted the stabbing. One of the suspects also showed police where the attackers hid Kukia’s rifle, which they took after the stabbing. Their names remain under a gag order.

Hundreds attended Kukia’s funeral on Sunday.

 

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