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

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


A young person, from the north-eastern Indian Jewish neighborhood of Bnei Menashe and immigrated to Israel from India lower than a yr in the past, was stabbed to dying after a combat broke out at a party 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 yr, travelled north from his house in Nof Hagalil to go to a pal and fellow immigrant from India, media experiences mentioned.

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

“Lehingahel was supposed to come home for Shabbat, but in the morning [Friday] at 7 am, a friend called [the family] and told them there had been a fight last night and that he was injured and in hospital,” Paltiel instructed the information portal.

“The family didn’t even manage to leave for the hospital in Safed before they were told 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 Times of Israel newspaper.

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

“A whole life cut short because of an act of violence, which in my eyes was an act of terror in every way”, Plot mentioned.

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

“He never got into arguments or into fights with anyone. He only went out to a party with a friend and was just injured in this unthinkable way. It’s difficult news 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- japanese Indian states of Manipur and Mizoram.

The Bnei Menashe are believed to be descendants of the biblical tribe of Manasseh, one of many Ten Lost 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.

(Except for the headline, this story has been edited by newswitter workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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