Israeli police: Father killed his 2 US children

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Police in Israel say a man confessed to stabbing to death his two children while they visited him from the United States.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the father was arrested late Wednesday after turning himself in.

The children, 10-year-old Sara Levy and her 11-year-old brother, Yishai, lived with their mother in Columbus and attended Columbus Torah Academy.

Authorities didn't release the name of the father, who lives in Ramla, Israel.

Rosenfeld says the man and his ex-wife had been involved in a complicated divorce and that police there had received complaints of violence against the father before the couple split up.

The Israeli website Ynet says the mother was an American immigrant who moved with the children to the U.S. after the divorce to be closer to her family.


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