Soccer player murdered in Kafr Qassem shooting

January 25, 2015 17:43


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A pro soccer player was gunned down in Kafr Qassem Saturday night, while he was walking to his house in the central Israel city.

Suheib Farij, a 24-year-old midfielder for MS Kafr Qassem, was shot multiple times in the upper body and legs shortly after midnight and was taken from the scene to Beilinson Hospital where he was ruled dead soon after.

On Sunday afternoon police from the Sharon subdistrict said they still don’t know if the shooter was on foot or opened fire from a passing vehicle. They added that they have yet to make any arrests and that they are not aware of any threats against Farij.

Farij played for MS Kafr Qassem in the A League for two years, and notched seven goals for the squad. Following news of his death, the team cancelled their Sunday practice.

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