Kalansawa shooting police 311.
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A drive-by shooting on Wednesday night at a crowded cafe in the Arab town of
Kalansuwa east of Netanya claimed the lives of Wassim Natur, 35, and Saadi
Hadija, 53, the brother of Mayor Mahmoud Hadija.
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Magen David Adom
paramedics said the two men sustained gunshot wounds to the chest and were
rushed to the Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba, where they were declared
Three people were lightly to- moderately injured with gunshot
wounds, and have been hospitalized.
Detectives are highly concerned by
the willingness of the gunman to open fire in a crowded place, and have tasked
the Central District’s central unit with leading the investigation.
numbers of police officers were deployed to the scene after the shooting. Sharon
subdistrict head Asst.- Cmdr. Shimon Shomroni and Central District police head
Cmdr. Bentzi Sao attended the scene.
One possibility being examined by
police is that Saadi Hadija, who was a contractor for agricultural work, was the
target of the attack, although the investigation is still at an early phase and
no motives have been ruled out.
Meanwhile, a man stabbed his wife to
death and hanged himself in the Galilee Druse village of Samia early on Thursday
Moniv Ibrahim, 49, and his wife, Najua Ibrahim, 41, leave behind
five children; the youngest is aged seven and the oldest is 16.
murder was witnessed by the couple’s children. The oldest tried to stop the
stabbing and was wounded by his father.
The children alerted Magen David
Adom paramedics, who discovered the man’s body hanging in a stairwell in the
family home and declared him dead.
They then found the woman in the
couple’s bedroom, and pronounced her dead as well.
The couple had been
involved in a long-standing feud, and Moniv Ibrahim had resided on the ground
floor of the two-story home. He scaled a ladder from his section of the home to
the upper floor and began stabbing his wife repeatedly, his children told
Najua Ibrahim headed the al- Basma special needs school in Samia.
Her violent death has left staff and pupils in a state of shock.
say the family has no record of domestic abuse complaints.
The scene was
attended by Galilee subdistrict deputy head Dep.-Cmdr. Kobi Bahar and local
On Wednesday night, an 18- year-old man was shot
dead in the Beduin town of Lakiya following a fight.
Two people were
seriously injured after being shot at approximately 8 p.m. in a grocery
the Negev town, and were rushed to the Soroka University Medical Center
Beersheba. Doctors soon declared the 18-year-old man dead.
the shooting was part of a dispute between families.