23-year-old stabbed to death in Rishon Lezion; 8 arrested
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23-year-old stabbed to death in Rishon Lezion; 8 arrested

Detainees from central Israel, aged 17-22, taken in for questioning after man killed during brawl overnight

Archive photo: Stabbing victim in the city of Lod is evacuated by a Magen David Adom ambulance, January 24, 2019. (MDA)
Illustrative: Stabbing victim in the city of Lod is evacuated by a Magen David Adom ambulance, January 24, 2019. (MDA)

Police arrested eight people on Saturday for suspected involvement in the murder overnight of a 23-year-old in Rishon Lezion.

The suspects included five males between the ages of 17 and 21, and three females, aged 17-22.

The detainees were residents of the central Israeli cities of Ness Ziona, Ramle and Lod. They were taken for questioning as police continue to investigate the incident.

The deceased person was stabbed during a brawl that broke out in a parking structure near a beach in Rishon Lezion, south of Tel Aviv.

He was rushed to Ichilov Medical Center in Tel Aviv by Magen David Adom medics in unstable condition and declared dead at the hospital.

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