Israeli farmer beaten to death, reportedly by Palestinians

Julie Wiener

(JTA) — An Israeli farmer died at the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center after being found severely beaten in a field.

The 60-year-old Rehovot resident was discovered Wednesday afternoon in central Israel after reportedly having been beaten by Palestinians who had crossed into Israel without permits, the Times of Israel reported.

The farmer died of injuries several hours after arriving at the hospital.

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The motives of his assailants have not been determined.

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