JERUSALEM (JTA) – Six Israeli Arabs were arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a prominent Greek Orthodox Church leader in Israel.
Gabriel Cadis, chairman of the Jaffa Orthodox Church Association, was stabbed in Jaffa following a parade Jan. 6 to mark the Greek Orthodox Church’s Christmas Eve. Cadis was a lawyer and an accountant. He was 60.
The six suspects reportedly are all Christians from Jaffa. The alleged killer reportedly was dressed in a Santa suit.
Cadis was elected last month to a third term as lay leader of Greek Orthodoxy in Jaffa, according to Sky News.