Sunday, August 6, Muhammad Nabatiyah, 29-year-old Palestinian Arab from Nablus, was charged with the murder of his girlfriend, 29-year-old Israeli woman Michal Halimi from the settlement of geva-Binyamin.
At the end of may, it was reported about the disappearance of Halimi. Her family said that the woman left the house and moved to his friend in Nablus. In the course of search in social networks was discovered photos of Michal and Nabatiyah, and records of their intention to marry.
The police questioned the man, and in his evidence were discovered of the apparent contradiction, after which the suspect was detained. The investigation was transferred to the Central police Department, and it soon became clear that the day of the disappearance Michal saw her with the suspect in the desert areas of the Holon.
On 24 July, the body Halimi was found near the dunes in Holon, and later identified in the Institute of forensic medicine. The murdered woman was in an advanced state of pregnancy.
The suspect confessed to the murder and took part in the investigative experiment.
Version suspect, he strangled the woman, struck her several blows with stones on the head, then hid the body and fled the scene.
It was initially reported that the murder was committed out of jealousy, however, during the investigation, the detainee claimed that a woman was murdered for nationalistic reasons.
He’s in the conversation with the investigators claimed that he «committed the murder in the name of all Palestinian prisoners,» and also that «he wants to kill the Jews.» However, the investigation concluded that the crime was committed on the basis of the criminal and not a terrorist act.
The nabatiyah also charged with auto theft, conspiracy, trafficking of stolen vehicle, unlawful entry into Israel, and fraud with a debit card.
Spouse and family of the murdered claim that the crime was committed on the grounds of national hatred, but the indictment says nothing of this.
Aaron Halimi, the victim’s husband, had previously announced its intention to sue the police because she refused to admit that his wife was the victim of a terrorist attack.