Aiia makes final journey home to Israel

As murdered exchange student Aiia Maasarwe makes her final journey to Israel, thousands are expected to gather to welcome her home.

Relatives boarded a flight out of Melbourne on Tuesday and say they left Australia with more than just bad memories.

A companion of her father Saeed Maasarwe told reporters that a selection of items left in tribute to Aiia will be taken to the family’s home at Baka al-Gharbiyye, an hour north of Tel Aviv, with plans to use them as part of a shrine.

Read the article in the Kangaroo Islander (AAP).