Let’s Play Blame It On Israel

A palestinian medical student has reportedly been murdered in the Ukraine.

Ma’an is there…to somehow blame it on Israel.

The body of a Palestinian medical student who was murdered in the Ukraine on June 19 will arrive on Monday by plane to Jordan then to his home village Sourif, sources close to the Palestinian embassy in Russia told Ma’an.

Head of Palestinian students’ union in Russia told Ma’an that 28-year-old student Methfer Anwar Abu Fara died after being hit over the head with a metal bar by two assailants in the early hours of the morning on 19 June.

Cultural attache to the Palestinian embassy in Ukraine Da’oud Jloud confirmed that Russian police have arrested two Ukrainian men in connection with the incident – a 20-year-old and a 30-year-old. One of the suspects was arrested an hour after the crime and the other was arrested the next day.

The embassy confirmed that a number of such attacks on Palestinian students have occurred in the Ukraine.

Abu Fara had been studying optical medicine in Russia since 1998 and he has not returned to the Palestinian territories since then as he was trying to avoid detention by Israeli forces.

No word from Ma’an as to why he might be wanted for detention by Israeli forces. I’m guessing it wasn’t due to his medical activities.


David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media