Fourth man arrested in 2009 attack on Tel Aviv teen gay club


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A fourth man was arrested in connection with the fatal 2009 shooting attack at a youth center for gays in Tel Aviv.

Police believe the man arrested early Thursday morning has information that could assist in the investigation. A gay activist, he is not suspected of involvement in the attack at the Bar Noar club that killed two, according to Ynet.

Three suspects were arrested Wednesday in the attack on the gay, lesbian and transgender youth club. The suspects are all believed to be Jewish, from central Israel and between the ages of 20 and 40, according to reports.

The hate crime motive has been ruled out in the case, police said. Rather the attack is thought to have been a personal vendetta against someone who was said to be in the club, according to Haaretz.

Liz Trubeshi, 16, and a youth adviser, Nir Katz, 27, were killed in the Aug. 1, 2009 attack.

A gag order remains on the details of the investigation in which more than 1,000 people have been interrogated.

The fourth arrest comes a day before Tel Aviv’s annual Gay Pride Parade.


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