The Southern District Prosecutor’s Office (Criminal) submitted to the Beer Sheva Magistrate’s Court a serious indictment against 31-year-old Ram Shahin and 27-year-old Daniel Hasson from Daliyat El Carmel, and against San Lucien Tabel, 32 from Netanya, for stealing amplification equipment worth more than a million shekels from victims of the Nova party. The prosecutor’s office also asked to arrest them until the end of the legal proceedings against them.
The indictment, filed through attorney Zion Keinan, indicates that among those murdered in the terrorist attack on October 7 was also the late Matan Lior, a cheerleader who provided service at the party. Two amplification systems belonging to the company in which he is a partner, remained in the party area.
About two days after the events, the defendants contacted a truck driver and asked him to drive to the party area and load one of the amplification systems that belonged to the deceased. The driver loaded a system worth about NIS 400,000 and a generator that was on site. At the same time, Shaheen and Hassan drove to the party area, falsely pretending that they were coming to pick up their missing friend’s equipment. Following the movement of the generator, the Ituran alert was activated and the Israeli police arrested the truck driver and seized the equipment on it. At this point, Shahin contacted the police and made a false representation that he was an accomplice of the late Matan Lior, and thus convinced them to release the truck with the system.
After that, Shahin and Hassan took the defendant’s vehicle and a trailer he had rented from the defendant, and returned to the party area in bad condition in order to steal the second system. This time, too, Shahin claimed that he was coming to collect equipment and that’s how they managed to enter the area. On the same day, following the disclosure of the theft of the first system, Matan Lior’s partner turned to Tavel, and asked to find out where the first system was. Tavel connected the accomplice with Shahin, who promised to return her but did so only after contacting the police.
In the arrest request, the prosecution claimed that the defendants: “entered a closed military area in order to steal property belonging to the late Lior Matan, who was murdered in the Hamas terrorist attack, all this before the fighting had subsided and the bodies of the murdered had not yet been evacuated.” Shahin was charged with the offenses of entering a military location, theft under aggravated circumstances and obtaining anything fraudulently. Hassan was charged with the offenses of entering a military place and theft under aggravated circumstances and Taval was charged with the offense of theft under aggravated circumstances.