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Suspect accused of murdering real estate businessman after stalking him for 7 months

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Charges were filed Thursday against a suspect in the murder of a prominent real estate businessman outside a synagogue last month in the central city of Rehovot.

Daniel Keidar, a 64-year-old resident of the nearby city of Rishon Lezion, is accused of shooting Eldad Peri seven times at point-blank range in a drive-by shooting before fleeing on his motorcycle, according to the court documents.

Keidar had invested in one of Eldad Peri’s projects that went bust — losing millions of shekels — and was asked to put up another NIS 1.3 million ($412,000) for the two apartments he had agreed to purchase.

The grandfather of six, who had no prior criminal record and held a licensed firearm, proceeded to plan the murder for seven months, prosecutors said. During that time, he tailed Peri and studied his routine, the court filings said.

Peri was........

© The Times of Israel

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