Jaffa murder, 2012
Israel is a very tumultuous region, where several different religions come to blows on a daily basis over their respective Holy Lands. But the murder of Gabriel Cadis, head of the Orthodox Church Association in Jaffa, is shocking even by Middle Eastern standards.
During a parade celebrating Christ’s nativity, a man in a Santa Claus costume ran up behind the unsuspecting Cadis and drove a knife into his head before fleeing. Cadis was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Six people were arrested in conjunction with the crime, but no convictions have been made yet.