Police published a rare statement on Friday evening denouncing rumors on social media regarding how Ori Ansbacher was killed.
“Since the murder that took place on Wednesday, various reports have been published, particularly on social media about the circumstances of the murder, including irresponsible horror descriptions,” the statement said.
“We make it clear that these publications are baseless, and harm both the dignity of the victim and the honor of the family, while misleading the public, and we call on the public not to spread false rumors or disinformation about the murder.”
While the police did not say which rumors are false, messages rocketed around Israel on Friday describing contradictory circumstances of Ansbacher’s death. The 19 year-old Tekoa native was killed on Wednesday in Jerusalem’s Ein Yael forest, allegedly by 29-year-old Hevron native Arafat Afariah.
Read more at Arutz Sheva.