Israeli 'suicide cop': family refute claims that he killed himself
Yesterday French president Nicolas Sarkozy was rushed into his plane after shots were fired on teh tarmac as he prepared to fly abck to France after his state visit to Israel. It turned out that the shot was fired by one of the Israeli guards, and he shot himself. srael is nwo trying to determine whether it was an accident or suicide.
The family of Raid Asaad Raid Ghanan, an Israeli guard who was shot in the head during the farewell ceremony for President Nicolas Sarkozy at Tel Aviv airport, refuted claims today that he committed suicide.
Mr Ghanan, 32, of the northern Druze village of Beit Jan, could not have killed himself said a family member to the local press.
"We scornfully reject the claims that our son took his own life. He was a kindhearted and happy person. He had a family and there was no reason for him to do such a horrible thing."
The officer's father, Asaad Ghanan, said he had last seen his son in good spirits. "He had a family, he had friends, he had plans for the future and had no reason to commit suicide.”