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0202 – Points of View from Jerusalem


Netanya Resident Suspected of Murdering East Jerusalem Man

“Cleared for publication: Naor Bitton, a resident of Netanya, is the suspect in the murder that took place last night [August 17, 2020] in Jerusalem.

The security guard, the drug deal, and the murder suspect: The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court allowed the publication of the murder suspect’s name. The suspect is thought to be involved in the murder of a 20-year-old man in the Shuafat neighborhood [1].

The suspect, 27-year-old Naor Bitton, a resident of Netanya, was arrested last night on suspicion of firing his licensed personal weapon, striking a 20-year-old man during a drug deal gone wrong. Bitton, a discharged soldier who served in the Combat Engineering Corps, worked as a security guard and allegedly arrived at night to carry out a drug deal in the Shuafat neighborhood where he was then sprayed with tear gas and responded by firing his weapon.

A few hours before the incident, Bitton uploaded a post to Instagram where he was seen spending time with friends at a bar in Tel Aviv and later at a restaurant in the Sarona Market complex. His detention has been extended by a week.”

▶️Source: mynet Jerusalem
▶️Picture Source: The attached photo is the photo of the murdered person and is not the photo posted with the original post. It was taken from Abu Khadir's Facebook profile. https://bit.ly/33UyJaW

0202 Editor’s notes:
[1] Shuafat is an Arab neighborhood in East Jerusalem located on the old Jerusalem-Ramallah road. It is one of the neighborhoods that Israeli forces conquered during the 1967 war and is included in Jerusalem’s municipal boundaries.
To read another post about this from an East Jerusalem view see: https://bit.ly/3iMAHOI

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