A Galilee man went on a shooting rampage in the village of Daburiya on Sunday
morning, killing his ex-wife, two of his daughters and a local man before taking
his own life with a gunshot wound to the head, police said.
The man shot
and critically wounded another of his daughters, they added.
began a little before 8 a.m., when Bashir Najiar, 48, arrived at a nursing home
in the village, where his ex-wife Zahira Jijini worked, and shot the 44-year-old
woman dead before gunning down their four-year- old daughter Lama, Northern
District Police said.
The man then continued to the offices of the local
authority, where he shot his two daughters, aged 15 and 16, who were on their
way to school. The 16-year-old Madeline died at the scene, while the other
daughter was taken to Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, where she remains in
critical condition, surrounded by relatives and friends.
The man then
went to the house of 55-yearold Abed Alsalam Azaiza, who worked as a maintenance
man at the same nursing home as the shooter’s ex-wife. The gunman opened fire at
the man at his doorstep, where he was treated by paramedics before dying of his
His shooting spree complete, the man then drove to an open area
outside the village, and shot himself to death in his car, police
The pistol that he had in his possession was reportedly
Magen David Adom paramedic Dudu Fahima said Sunday that when he arrived at the local authority office, the murder scene
“was a terrible sight, there was a giant crowd of people who were
He said that both daughters were lying unconscious with gunshot
wounds to the head.
Fahima said paramedics began taking the two girls to
the Emek Medical Center in Afula, but that one died before they reached the
Police said that in May of this year, Zahira issued a police
complaint against her ex-husband, saying that he had been following her.
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