MK Aliza Lavie (Yesh Atid) said on Thursday night that the murder of 20-year-old Shelly Dadon was a “serious crime”, particularly since police believe that it was terrorism-related.
“It is unthinkable that a 20-year-old young woman will leave her home and not come back. Shelly Dadon’s murder is very serious,” said Lavie.
“If indeed, as police believe, this is a nationalistically motivated murder, it is a despicable crime and we must not remain silent. The security forces must immediately find the perpetrator and bring him to trial. I send a warm hug to the family,” she added.
Dadon, from Afula, was found dead earlier Thursday in an abandoned parking lot near the industrial area at Migdal Haemek, in the Galilee. There were signs of violence on her upper body.
A police source told Arutz Sheva that investigators are looking into a possible terrorist motive for what is being treated as a murder. Israel Hayom went further and said the police's "prime suspicion" is that the murder was carried out by terrorists.
Dadon had no criminal record; she had been on her way to a job interview but did not make contact with her family for several hours. When they found out that she had never shown up for the interview, they contacted police. Her body was found a short time later by patrolmen, in a lot police say is out of the way and rarely visited by people.