After months of the story being censored, Israel Army Radio announced that the police have solved what they are calling a very serious “criminal/nationalist” crime.
The Lerner family returned to their home in Raanana and discovered their home was robbed. The family called the police, and while the police were there, the father, Eyal Lerner began to become very sick. Very quickly, other family members became sick too, as well as one of the volunteer policemen that was on the scene, for a total of 4 sick people.
Eyal Lerner was in a coma for 24 hours and in the hospital for at least a week.
The police announced today that the robbers not only robbed the house, but as part of a nationalist attack also poisoned the drinks and food in the house in the hope of killing the Jewish family. The police are not releasing the name of the poison at this point, but they brought the poison with them specifically for that purpose.
The investigation led the police to find the two, or possible three, suspected terrorists. Two are Israeli Arabs, and the third suspect, Atman Nasrallah, who supplied the poison, is from the territories.
One of the Israeli Arabs, Hassab Addel Rachim, had been hired by Lerner as a contractor to do some construction work on Lerner’s new apartment. Lerner says there were no financial or other disputes between the two beforehand.