TEL AVIV (Aug. 28)
Police are investigating the brutal murder of 8-year-old Hanan Zagor, whose body was found by neighbors Saturday afternoon near his home in Kiryat Tivon, southeast of Haifa.
Police said they are following contradictory indications that the murder either might have been carried out by nationalist Palestinian Arabs or be a “civilian criminal act carried out by a deranged neighbor of the family.”
The boy’s body was discovered in a wadi and was later identified by his stepbrother. Zagor’s head apparently had been battered by a large stone, which was found nearby along with his skullcap.