Palestinians say they killed cabbie for revenge


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Palestinians confessed to killing an Israeli taxi driver for revenge.

Muhammad Khaldi and Muhammad Uda told Shin Bet interrogators that they murdered Gregory Rabinovich in May to avenge the death of a relative, an Islamic Jihad operative, at the hands of the Israel Defense Forces, according to reports.

The suspects were arrested May 23 by the Shin Bet, which lifted a gag order on the case Thursday.

Rabinovich was found strangled near the northern town of Gan Yavne.

Khaldi and Uda, of the West Bank village of Arana near Jenin, were charged with Rabinovich’s murder in Petach Tikvah District Court.

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