Felician reportedly told investigators after realizing that he had told them everything that “You have everything on me, you can give yourself a pat on the back.” Police also have voice recordings of Felician saying about the crime that “We did it smoothly, no one found out, it was quiet for four years.”
Felician told the officer that he carried out the attack because he believed that his then fifteen-year-old relative was sexually assaulted by Shaul Ganon, the founder of Bar Noar. Ganon was not at the club at the time of the assault which killed two and left eleven wounded.
That relative and Tarlan Hankishayev are thought to have been involved in the attacks. Hankishayev has not been charged, but may be charged at a later date.
The investigation took years to complete, and is the most expensive in Tel Aviv history. The break occurred when a man turned himself in confessing to helping plan the crime and turning state’s witness.