A resident evil was the name given to the man who killed six Israeli teens and wounded nine others in a rampage in a Tel Aviv street last year.
It was also the name of a tattoo artist who had done the job on the body of the man, who was found dead in his apartment on January 7, 2016.
The tattoo is still in the artist’s possession.
The name resident evil is not only derived from the Hebrew word “mesh” – a type of animal, but also from the Arabic word “faslan”, which means the person who commits a crime.
Residents in some Arab countries also carry the name.
But what makes the name a fitting one for a serial killer is that he killed so many Israelis and wounded so many others – and did so with the knowledge of others who helped him, including the victims’ parents and relatives.
For the past year, residents in Tel Aviv have been holding a campaign to rename the tattoo, which depicts a man who has been living in exile in the United States for the past seven years.
Residents also have been pushing for an apology from the Israeli government for its treatment of residents and for the use of the name resident Evil.
But the campaign to name the tattoo has faced strong opposition from the local Jewish community.
A campaign against the name, and the name itself, has taken a backseat to the demands of a local Jewish leader, Shaul Rabinowitz, who has also launched a petition against the city’s chief rabbi, Avraham Glickman.
According to the local rabbinate, the name is inappropriate and an insult to the deceased.
The rabbinate also believes that the name may incite hatred toward residents of the country.
The mayor of Tel Aviv, Naftali Bennett, has already been quoted as saying that if residents and visitors to Tel Aviv were to see the name in its full glory, he would refuse to allow it on public buildings.
“We will not permit a person to have the name,” he said.
The local municipality is planning to hold a public meeting on January 8 to decide on the name for the tattoo.
The debate surrounding the name has also drawn criticism from other Israeli Jews.
“I’m not sure I can approve of the idea that we should put a man in jail for seven years for having a tattoo on his arm,” one prominent Israeli rabbi said on Twitter.
The question of whether to name it after a serial murder suspect has also divided the Israeli public.
“It’s an insult.
It’s a disgrace.
It shouldn’t be done,” another prominent Israeli told the Haaretz daily.
According a report published by the Jerusalem Post, residents of Haifa have been demanding the name be changed for years.
The campaign to change the name comes as Tel Aviv is under increased security measures, which have drawn international criticism.
The security measures include new fences, checkpoints, and a ban on the public transport system.
In the wake of the Tel Aviv attack, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that a ban would be introduced on public gatherings that may involve public displays of religious symbols.
The restrictions were implemented on January 12 and remain in place.
The measures were lifted the following day.