Congolese footballer arrested in Israel

Israeli police have arrested a Congolese footballer with Maccabi

Netanya in connection with the killing of a 20-year-old Israeli

woman.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says the player and another

unnamed Congo-born man were brought before a court on Thursday on

suspicion of involvement with the woman’s death. The court has

barred publication of the player’s name.

The woman’s body was found on Wednesday, sprawled on a railing

at the foot of a hotel in Netanya, north of Tel Aviv, where the two

suspects were living.

Samri says initial autopsy results suggest the woman was killed.

She said the player is under house arrest and will undergo further

questioning on Friday.

A lawyer for the player told the YNet website the player denies

involvement in her death.