According to court indictments, the victim, Rasha Muklasha, 46, left her husband and severed ties with her five children—including the suspect, Muad Hib—in 2006.
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The victim then moved from the city of Zarzir to Nof HaGalil and converted to Orthodox Christianity.
Long cut off contact, the victim suddenly established contact with her children after the death of her ex-husband.
Prosecutors allege the victim’s religious conversion made Hib very angry and was the motive for the murder.
According to the indictment, the murder was premeditated, with Hib arranging a meeting with his mother on August 5, 2021 near Nazareth with the intent to kill him and dispose of his remains.
“After taking Muklasha in his car, he strangled the deceased with ropes or his hands, alone or with others, with the aim of causing his death,” the court indictment said, as quoted Times of Israel.
While looking for a place to hide the victim’s body, Hib sees a police roadblock ahead and hits him. According to the indictment document, Hib managed to escape from the scene.