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Father Arrested over Murder of his Two Daughters

Ali Imtirat is suspected of the murder of his two girls at Bedouin village of Al Fura, in the Negev.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 7/7/2013, 5:20 PM

Murder scene (illustration)
Murder scene (illustration)
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Detectives from the Central Unit in the Negev region and members of the Magen unit have arrested the Bedouin Arab man who is suspected of murdering his two young daughters in late May. The murders took place at the Bedouin village of Al Foura west of Arad.

According to Maariv, the arrests took place last Tuesday and Imtirat's remand has been extended by ten days. He denies murdering the girls, who were aged 3 and 4.

Major General Yoram Halevy, Commander of the Southern District, said "There was a nerve-wracking round-the-clock manhunt in search of the man who is suspected in the murder that shocked an entire nation."

The father was arrested near Nahal Kina in the Judean Desert, where he had been hiding out. According to Maariv, he received food from his relatives, who also kept him updated regarding the manhunt to apprehend him.