Monday, July 07, 2014

ISA Statement Regarding the Murder of Shelly Dadon

ISA Statement Regarding the Murder of Shelly Dadon
(Communicated by the ISA)
In the wake of expedited intelligence activity, the Israel Police and the
ISA, on 16 June 2014, arrested Hussein Yousef Hussein Khalifa, from Iblin in
the Galilee, on suspicion of involvement in the 1 May 2014 murder of Shelly
Dadon in the Migdal Haemek industrial zone.
During ISA questioning, Hussein Khalifa confessed to murdering Dadon and
disclosed many details regarding the murder.

Hussein Khalifa, 34, from Iblin, is a taxi driver who drove workers to and
from factories in the Migdal Haemek industrial zone. On the morning of the
day of the murder, after dropping off workers at one of the factories as he
did daily, he continued toward the center of town (Migdal Haemek) where he
picked up the deceased. She requested that he drive her to a job interview
in the industrial zone. He drove her to an abandoned parking lot on the
outskirts of the industrial zone (not far from her requested destination)
where he stabbed her to death and fled the scene in his cab.
According to his version, after perpetrating the murder, Hussein Khalifa
threw away the murder weapon and the deceased's cellphone as he fled the
scene, and later washed bloodstains from his cab. He also threw away the
deceased's wallet near the community of Beit Zarzir.
While Hussein Khalifa's motives have yet to be fully clarified, the ISA
assessment is that the murder was perpetrated for nationalistic reasons.
IMRA - Independent Media Review and Analysis

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