Man Killed in Suspected Family Feud Shooting in Central Israel

The murder in the city of Lod marks 66 people who have been murdered in Israel's Arab community this year

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Lod police at a shooting scene, in 2021.
Lod police at a shooting scene, in 2021.Credit: Ilan Assayag

A 50-year-old Arab man was shot and killed Friday in the central city of Lod, marking 66 people who have been murdered in Israel's Arab community this year.

Emergency services took Marwan Wahah to the Shamir Medical Center near Tel Aviv where he was pronounced dead.

Marwan Wahah

Residents who spoke with Haaretz believe the murder is the result of a feud between two families. Last August, Wahwah's nephew was murdered near the market in Lod.

The assailant escaped and police, who have opened an investigation into the incident, are still looking for him. A burnt car was found that was suspected of having been used in the murder.

Police emphasized that the investigation of the incident is a top priority, and that following the shooting, reinforcements were sent to the area.

Last week, a man in his early 20s was shot to death in the northern Arab village of Kafr Qara.

Since the beginning of the year, 66 people have been murdered in Israel's Arab community, according to monitoring by Haaretz. The number stood at 70 at this time last year, and amounted to 126 in total in 2021.

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