A Palestinian worker discovered the strangled body of an 8-year-old girl early Thursday morning near a stairwell of a Beit Shemesh open air market. Lipaz Himi’s body was covered with bruises around the neck. Police are investigating whether the murder was terror related. Several illegal Palestinian workers who were in the market have been detained for questioning while another five have been arrested. The child’s mother contacted police late Wednesday night when her daughter had gone missing. The Palestinian worker who found the girl was heavily intoxicated when police arrived to the scene and took him in for further interrogation. Police imposed a gag order on the case.
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