Yemen: assassinato perchè ebreo

Yemen: assassinato perchè ebreo

Moshe Yaish-Nahari

Moshe Yaish-Nahari

Yemen – Jew shot to death in by ‘disturbed extremist’

Rida (Yemen), 12 Dicembre 2008 – Moshe Yaish-Nahari, the brother of a prominent rabbi in Yemen was shot to death on Thursday in Rida, Yemen, located north of the capital Sana’a, the London-based Arabic newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported.

Local sources said the suspected killer, Abed el-Aziz el-Abadi, a former MiG-29 pilot in Yemen’s air force, has been apprehended and taken in for questioning.

Eyewitnesses told the newspaper that el-Abadi had confronted Nahari at the market in Rida, called out to him “Jew, accept the message of Islam” and then proceeded to open fire with a Kalashnikov assault rifle. Nahari was struck by five bullets.

According to the preliminary investigation, the suspect had murdered his wife just two years ago, but avoided jail time by offering her family compensation.

Deputy head of security of the Amran province, Ahmed el-Sarihi, told Asharq Al-Awsat that el-Abadi is “an extremist who suffers from mental problems”.

According to the security official, the suspect has admitted to killing Nahari, and told his interrogators that “these Jews must convert to Islam”.