1 killed, 5 hurt in J'lem family feud

Police: Store set on fire, rocks thrown, shots fired in dispute between two Ras al-Amud families.

By JPOST.COM STAFF, ABE SELIG
January 24, 2010 15:31
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stones throw old city 248 AJ. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)

 
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One man was killed and five were wounded, four seriously and one moderately, in an apparent feud between two families in east Jerusalem's Wadi Kadum area on Sunday.



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On Sunday afternoon, hundreds of Israel Police, Border Police and special police forces were in Wadi Kadum, in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood.



Red Crescent ambulances were rushing through the neighborhood, and helicopters hovered above the area as clashes between the families continued.



It was not clear what had started the feud, but youths in the neighborhood told The Jerusalem Post that one family accused the other of stealing its car.



The fighting parties hurled rocks and fired shots at each other, and police forces were alerted to the scene to calm the violence. However, one man wounded in the incident died of his wounds.



Magen David Adom teams evacuated three people in serious condition to the Hadassah University Medical Center in Ein Kerem, one person in serious condition to the Hadassah University Hospital at Mount Scopus, and another in moderate condition to Shaare Zedek Hospital.





Meanwhile, a store owned by one of the families was set on fire. Police and fire fighters extinguished the blaze. Police also managed to prevent an arson attempt against another store.



An investigation was launched into the arson attacks.

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