- Associated Press - Monday, February 11, 2019

JERUSALEM (AP) - A Palestinian man who allegedly killed a 19-year-old Israeli woman in Jerusalem has appeared in court for the first time.

Israeli authorities arrested Arafat Erfaiyeh over the weekend in the death of Ori Ansbacher. Israel’s Shin Bet security agency says the killing was politically motivated.

Ansbacher was volunteering at a youth center in Jerusalem on Thursday when she disappeared after walking in the woods. Her body was found later that day. Most details of the case remain under police gag order.

Erfaiyeh had cuts on his face and appeared to smirk during Monday’s hearing. Israeli media say the court ordered Erfaiyeh, 29, to be remanded for an additional 10 days.

Ansbacher’s death has drawn widespread media coverage in Israel.



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