The crime raised fears of sectarian strife, particularly after Lassa preacher Sheikh Mohammad Itawi
said shortly after the killings that the district would be on the verge of "a sectarian war" if Khalil was not handed over to authorities.
Director of the Legal Consultation Department at the President's Office A[cedilla] 'Enhancing journalists' rights in accessing information through legislation', Fatima Itawi
, Projects Officer at DCAF Ramallah.
Meanwhile, in the Bekaa village of Nabha, a man wanted on several arrest warrants shot at Abbas Itawi
's house over a land dispute, injuring his wife Iman in the chest.