U.S. police arrest suspect over death of Jewish man during demonstrator clashes

The college professor Loay Alnaji was arrested over the death of Paul Kessle near a pro-Palestinian rally in Thousand Oaks near Los Angeles, California

U.S. police arrested a suspect over the death of a Jewish man at a pro-Palestinian rally in California, there was allegedly an altercation during a clash of demonstrators on November 5. 

Loay Alnaji, a college professor, was arrested over the death of Paul Kessler at the rally in Thousand Oaks near Los Angeles. His bail will be set at $1 million, a Ventura County sheriff’s statement said.

Kessler died from a head injury after falling to the ground, and Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office stated the death was a homicide. As for the motive, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office have not yet ruled out the possibility of a hate crime.

Police arriving at the scene found that Kessler, 69, had fallen backward and fatally struck his head on the ground. Witnesses said he had been involved in an argument with a pro-Palestinian protester.

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