Israeli tourist murdered in Cuba
Victim robbed at knifepoint, stabbed to death in Havana; his body to be
returned to Israel via Canada, as Israel does not have diplomatic
relations with Cuba
An Israeli tourist was murdered in Cuba Sunday while on vacation with
Initial details from the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem indicate that the
man was stabbed to death a short time after leaving his hotel in Havana.
Local police said the couple left the hotel when they were attacked by
about eight robbers. The couple was forcefully separated and the man was
taken into an alley where he was robbed and stabbed to death.
It is not yet known whether the man was killed because he attempted to
resist the criminals.
According to the Foreign Ministry, his body is to be returned to Israel
via Canada, as Israel does not have diplomatic relations with Cuba.
Many Israelis have "discovered" Cuba as an ideal vacation spot in recent
years. The communist country, headed by Fidel Castro, provides tourists
with a charming holiday, but it also has a high rate of poverty and crime.