Shai Ohayon

August 26, 2020: Shai Ohayon, 39, was stabbed to death in Petah Tikva, in central Israel, allegedly by a Palestinian man.

Update: November 1, 2020: Israeli soldiers invaded Rojeeb village, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, on Monday at dawn, and demolished the family home of the Palestinian, suspected of killing Ohayon.

Shai was a father of four. He was unconscious when first responders reached him before he was transferred to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect, a Palestinian man, identified as Khalil Dweikat, who holds a valid Israeli work permit, was chased by witnesses, and then arrested by the Israeli Police, who suspected a political motive for the attack. He was then interrogated by Israel’s Intelligence Agency, the Shin Bet.

Khalil has a long history of mental disorders and received treatment by Palestinian physicians. He also was not a member or supporter of any Palestinian faction and had no political activities.

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu announced to the nation that his government, “will work to demolish the terrorist’s house and carry out the most severe punishment.”

Magen David Adom teams reported that the Shai had multiple stab wounds to his upper body, that the victim was provided with medical treatment and transferred to Rabin Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Shai was from Petah Tikva, in central Israel. Source: IMEMC