Indian-Origin Teen Stabbed To Death In Israel, Year After Immigration

3,000 Bnei Menashe neighborhood members have immigrated to Israel not too long ago. (Repesentational)


An adolescent, from the north-eastern Indian Jewish neighborhood of Bnei Menashe and immigrated to Israel from India lower than a 12 months in the past, was stabbed to loss of life after a struggle broke out at a celebration within the northern Israeli metropolis of Kiryat Shmona, media experiences mentioned on Friday.

Yoel Lehingahel, 18, who immigrated to Israel from India together with his household earlier this 12 months, travelled north from his dwelling in Nof Hagalil to go to a buddy and fellow immigrant from India, media experiences mentioned.

A struggle involving greater than 20 teenagers broke out at a celebration which was attended by Lehingahel, Meir Paltiel, who works with the neighborhood of Indian Jewish immigrants to Israel, advised information portal Ynet.

“Lehingahel was supposed to return dwelling for Shabbat, however within the morning [Friday] at 7 am, a buddy known as [the family] and advised them there had been a struggle final night time and that he was injured and in hospital,” Paltiel advised the information portal.

“The household did not even handle to depart for the hospital in Safed earlier than they have been advised he had died,” he mentioned.

Police reportedly arrested a 15-year-old resident from the close by city of Chatzor Haglilit on suspicion of being concerned within the incident.

On Friday, police mentioned they’d detained one other seven youths, between the ages of 13 and 15, in response to the Instances of Israel newspaper.

Nof Hagalil’s Mayor, Ronen Plot, in a social media submit known as it “his city’s loss”, describing Lehingahel as a “blissful” boy who had expressed his want to hitch a fight unit of the Israeli military.

“A complete life lower quick due to an act of violence, which in my eyes was an act of terror in each means”, Plot mentioned.

A social employee who had labored with Lehingahel by means of his absorption course of in Israel and was recognized as Shlomo by Channel 12 community mentioned “he had acclimatised amazingly and was beloved by all his pals”.

“He by no means acquired into arguments or into fights with anybody. He solely went out to a celebration with a buddy and was simply injured on this unthinkable means. It is tough information for all of us,” Shlomo mentioned.

Lehingahel was a member of the Bnei Menashe Jewish neighborhood that has been immigrating to Israel over the previous 20 years from north- jap Indian states of Manipur and Mizoram.

The Bnei Menashe are believed to be descendants of the biblical tribe of Manasseh, one of many Ten Misplaced Tribes exiled from the Land of Israel greater than 2,700 years in the past.

In 2005, then-Sephardic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar declared them descendants of Israel paving the best way to their immigration to Israel.

Some 3,000 Bnei Menashe neighborhood members are mentioned to have immigrated to Israel in recent times.

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