Netanya, Israel – A 24-year-old resident of Netanya was stabbed to death Wednesday before dawn during a fight that took place in the city center.
The man, Duvid Manshrov A”H, was evacuated by Magen David Adom paramedics to Laniado Hospital in moderate to serious condition after being mixed up in a brawl on Prof. Shor Street near his Kolel yeshiva building. He succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly thereafter.
Police arrested two suspects, aged 22 and 35, also residents of Netanya, in connection with the death.
An initial investigation revealed that the stabbing was related to a conflict between three students of the nearby kolel yeshiva. Police have ruled out any connection between the stabbing and recent conflicts between noted crime families in the city. The three men involved were known to police from past incidents.
Witnesses to the altercation said they heard the suspects telling the victim that “What you did was not Jewish.”
Twenty-four-year-old David Mansharov was stabbed to death by yeshiva students Avi Ben-Naim (22) and Yitzhak Hanuka (25).
The victim and the suspects all studied and lived at Rabbi Amos Gueta’s yeshiva, located near the scene of the crime.
Investigators estimated that the fight erupted following an ongoing argument over a halachic ruling.
Neighbors who witnessed the incident said they heard the suspected assailants yell, “What you did was not Jewish” in Mansharov’s direction.
A black kippah and a blunt object, which was apparently used to kill Mansharov, were found at the scene.
The two suspects, police said, are exercising their right to remain silent.
The court extended their remand by eight days.