JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian man admitted to poisoning a Jewish family in Raanana, saying he "hates Jews."
Adnan Othman Nasaara, 46, admitted to putting pesticides in food and drink in the home of the Lerner family during a robbery in October 2011, according to reports in the Israeli media Sunday, after a gag order was lifted on the case.
Ynet quoted a police investigator as saying that during his interrogation, Nasaara said he "hates Jews because they’re Jews."
Nasaara, of the West Bank village of Beit Furik, as well as two Arab-Israeli men suspected of involvement in the case, were arraigned Sunday in Kfar Saba Magistrate’s Court.
The adult Lerners and their toddler son were hospitalized after drinking from a juice bottle in the home. A police officer who drank the same juice also became ill, according to reports. Pesticides, containers of which were found in Nasaara’s home when he was arrested, were found in other packages of food and drink in the Lerner’s home.