Two illegal Palestinian workers are suspect in the murder of a 70-year-old farmer, David Bar, who was declared deceased Wednesday evening at Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center after being severely beaten in his fields in Moshav Pedaya near Rehovot where Bar lived.
The suspects fled from the scene after the incident and police have launched a manhunt, hoping to arrest them.
The motivation for the murder remains unclear, but initial investigations suggest that Bar was beat with a single object. He called the authorities for help before collapsing under the attack.
Paramedics who arrived on the scene found the farmer in serious condition with bruises to his head and upper body, seemingly from the object he was beaten with. After initial treatment on the scene he was transported to the hospital where he was officially declared deceased.