Photo Credit: Yaakov Lederman / Flash 90
Jews walk by the colorfully painted buildings in the Old City of the northern Israeli town of Tzfat. November 01, 2016.

Israel Police announced Monday afternoon that the discovery earlier in the day of a human skull near the cemetery in Tzfat had no connection to any criminal activity.

“Apparently this is a skull that was used for learning purposes in the medical facility,” a police source said. “At this stage there is no criminal activity suspected.”

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It’s still not clear how the skull got to the cemetery and why it was not properly disposed of.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.