The Beersheba District Court convicted David Ben-Shitrit on Sunday of murdering
Magen David Adom ambulance driver Mordechai Hahim and sentenced him to life in
Hahim lived in Eilat and lent money to others living there in
addition to his job with MDA. A dispute developed between Shitrit and Hahim
after the two completed a financial transaction.
On August 29, 2010,
around noon, Shitrit came to Hahim’s MDA office. During their meeting, their
Shitrit then acquired a semi-automatic gun and called
Hahim at midnight on August 30. The two agreed to meet and when Hahim arrived at
the meeting place and got out of his car, Shitrit shot him four
Hahim was taken to the hospital where he died about an hour
According to witnesses, Hahim lived long enough to tell witnesses
that Shitrit had shot him.