Thursday, October 23, 2014

2009 Tel Aviv gay centre shooting

2009 Tel Aviv gay centre shooting ---
tags: Israel, not terrorism, revenge cover story, sexual assault accusation, LGBT Incident

2 killed 15 injured August 1, 2009 2009 Tel Aviv gay centre shooting A masked man entered the Bar Noar gay youth center on Tel Aviv’s Nahmani street and began shooting. Counselor Nir Katz, 26, and 16-year-old Liz Trubeshi were killed and at least fifteen others were injured. Approximately 40 people were present at the center that night. It was the Tel Aviv branch of the Israeli LGBT Association. The shooter was dressed in black and used a pistol to carry out his attack. The city's gay community stated the killer had a homophobic motive while police criticized them for rushing to make declarations about incitement being the cause and police soon discarded the possibility that the shooting was a terror attack with nationalistic motives.  A break came when Hagai Felician confessed his actions to an undercover officer planted in his jail cell.On 10 July 2013, Hagai Felician was indicted on two counts of murder. According to police, Felician was enraged upon hearing a teenager was raped by the senior figure at the club. Together with another suspect, Tarlan Hankishayev, and the state's witness, he came to Barnoar looking for the activist. Unable to find him, Felician “lost it” and shot those present. After it appeared that the state witness lied and was arrested on charges of fabricating evidence, on 26 February, Felician was released. On 9 March 2014, all charges against Felician were dropped.

Note:  Hankishiev is a common Russian name

2009 Tel Aviv gay centre shooting Wikipedia The 2009 Tel Aviv gay centre shooting resulted in the deaths of two people and injuries to at least fifteen others at the Tel Aviv branch of the Israeli LGBT Association, at the "Bar-Noar" (Hebrew: ברנוער‎, "Youth Bar"), on Nahmani Street in Tel Aviv, Israel, on 1 August 2009. A 26-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl were killed.[2][3] Three deaths were mentioned in earlier reports of the incident but one has since been discounted.[4][5]


Bar Noar murder suspect reportedly confessed Police say Hagai Felician incriminated himself as gunman in gay youth club killings to an undercover officer planted in his cell
BY TIMES OF ISRAEL STAFF June 23, 2013, 7:21 pm  Police on Sunday said Hagai Felician, the prime suspect in the 2009 Bar Noar murder case, confessed his actions to an undercover officer planted in his jail cell. Felician was remanded Sunday for eight more days in custody by Tel Aviv Magistrates Court, and one of his relatives — suspected of involvement in the murders — was ordered to be kept in custody for three more days. A third suspect, Tarlan Hankishayev, was released.  “You have everything on me, you can give yourself a pat on the back,” Felician reportedly told investigators after he realized he had spilled the beans. Police also have recordings of Felician taped by a state informant discussing the shooting, saying, “We did it smoothly, no one found out, it was quiet for four years.” In addition, Felician told the informant on the tapes that he carried out the attack because his 15-year-old relative was sexually assaulted by an LGBT activist well-known in the gay community.

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