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  7/11/2011, Tammuz 9, 5771

Police Refuse to Withdraw Talbi Suicide Announcement


A representative of the Samaria-Judea region police refused on Monday to issue an amended announcement on the death of Rabbi Moshe Talbi, who was found shot to death near his car not far from the Samarian Jewish community of Revava in March. The announcement made to family and media was that the rabbi committed suicide. The family maintains that the Golan Heights resident was a victim of terror.

Chief Superintended Nobi Dubov, who heads the regional investigation unit, told a Knesset Interior and Environmental Protection Committee hearing on the case that the police never clearly determined that Talbi's death was a suicide and that the case was still under investigation. Committee Chairman Amnon Cohen called the suicide announcement "a serious oversight". He added that a claification was needed, along with changes in procedures.