Nationalist Motive Not Established in Stabbing of Israeli Woman Shelly Dadon ---
tags: Timeline May 2014, Stabbing Attacks, nationalistic motive, assault on woman, Israel, terrorism, terrorism staged as crime
May 1, 2014 Stabbing of Israeli Woman Shelly Dadon Was Terrorist Motivated Crime 20-year-old Shelly Dadon in an empty parking lot in northern Migdal Haemek in Israel. Dadon was on her way to a job interview when she was stabbed and killed and initial evidence found at the scene led investigators to focus on nationalistic motives, but no final motive has been established. By September of 2014, it had been classified as a terror attack after an Arab taxi cab driver Hussein Yusuf Khalifa from the mixed Muslim-Christian village of Iblin in northern Israel has confessed to the murder outside the factory where she was bound for a job interview. After he reconstructed the crime, police command investigators and Shin Bet believed his motive was “nationalistic", or in other words, a terrorist attack.
In Israel, when a woman is attacked, the motive could be a nationalistic attack on an Israeli by an Arab. Such a motive has never been established in the US for killings of women.
Update: Haaretz The Oklahoma beheading: Workplace violence or terrorism? When a violent incident occurs in Israel or the West Bank - when someone is attacked, shot, stabbed, or hit by a car - the first thing the public wants to know is: 'Why?' September 29, 2014 Hasan’s victims are not considered victims of terror - unlike Shelly Dadon in Israel, the young Jewish woman who, police have determined, was murdered by the Arab driver of a taxi that picked her up. With far less evidence of nationalism being the motive of her accused murderer, Dadon’s murder has been classified as a terror attack.
Similar case in USA:
June 17, 2013 Anthony E. Garver Arrested For Lake Stevens Stabbing Lake Stevens Police officers responded to a suspicious call from a gentleman who evidently reported his own crime that morning after there was no news of the killing. 20-year-old Phillipa Evans-Lopez was found tied up and stabbed to death with 20 wounds at a home in Lake Stevens she had only recently moved into. Hers is the city's second homicide in less than a month after the drive-by shooting of a Seattle high school girl Molly Conley. The family believes she was not targeted at random. Instead, they think the person that took her life was someone she knew, or at the very least an acquaintance. On July 2, police arrested Spokane-area fugitive, Anthony E. Garver, age 25, after his DNA had been matched to evidence at the crime scene of the Lake Stevens stabbing.
JUNE 2, 2014 A Nazareth court on Sunday extended for the third time a gag order on details of the May 1 murder of 20-year-old Shelly Dadon in an empty parking lot in northern Migdal Haemek. Dadon was on her way to a job interview when she was killed.
Northern District Police Commander Moshe Cohen said at the time that initial evidence found at the scene led investigators to focus on nationalistic motives, but no motive has been firmly established. algemeiner