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Albanian arrested over killing of Israeli in Berlin

April 10, 2015

BERLIN (AP) — German police say a man has been arrested in the Czech Republic on suspicion of killing an Israeli whose body was found in a ruined Berlin church last weekend.

Berlin police said the 28-year-old Albanian, whose name wasn’t released, was arrested Friday evening in Usti nad Labem, near the German border.

They say the Albanian met the victim, 22-year-old Yosi Damari, at a Berlin hostel where the Israeli had checked in on April 3, and suspect he carried out the killing the following day. They issued a European arrest warrant.

Police say the motive remains unclear. Germany will seek the suspect’s extradition.

Damari’s body was found by passers-by early Sunday morning. He had suffered massive head injuries.

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