Suspect Extradited to Israel 18 Years After Murder

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Israeli and German police on Wednesday arrested in Berlin Gennady Galkin, 43-year-old former resident of Haifa suspected of involvement in a 1998 murder in the Israeli city.

The suspect was apprehended after a discovery two years ago that he was living in Berlin under a false name. He was extradited to Israel.

The murder victim was Edward Rothberg, a 25-year-old student at the Israel Institute of Technology. He was stabbed to death at a club on Nordau Street in Haifa.

Rotberg’s father Roman told Ynet on Wednesday that the family is “still mourning” and cannot find satisfaction in the apprehension of the suspect. “It’s hard to say that we’re happy,” he said. “We are still mourning and there is no joy or satisfaction in it. Not a day goes by that we don’t think about this case and about our son.”