Palestinian man charged with murder of Polish tourist
PR dla Zagranicy
A 21-year-old Palestinian man has been charged with the murder of a Polish woman who was killed on 16 April in Nazareth, Israel.
Mount Precipice, Nazareth, close to where the murder took place. Photo: wikimedia commons/Dr. Avishai Teicher
The suspect had apparently been working without a permit on a construction site in the pilgrimage city.
Victim Daria Magdalena Rozmiarek (24) had been staying in a hotel with a group of 40 pilgrims.
At some point on 16 April, she left her hotel alone and went for a walk towards the nearby Mount Precipice, which commands a view over the city.
The suspect allegedly tried to kiss her, after failing to converse properly due to the language barrier.
When the woman fled he pursued and allegedly strangled the 24-year-old with her scarf. He then hid the body in a wooded area.
Two days later, the suspect apparently told his father that he had seen a body in the area.
The father and the suspect's uncle located the body. However, as all three family members did not have work permits, they returned to the West Bank, fearing they would be caught out.
On his return, the suspect's uncle telephoned Nazareth police and informed them about the body. All three were later arrested, but the elder two were ultimately released. (nh)