Man named after Begin shot dead

Begin Qadsa leaves behind two brothers – Sadat and Carter.

March 17, 2010 22:23
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Police tackling unrest in the Old City.

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A 31-year-old Arab-Israeli man shot dead in Lod on Wednesday in an apparent criminal feud was one of triplets named by their father after world leaders involved in the 1979 Israel-Egypt peace treaty.

Begin Qadsa was shot early on Wednesday by a man who came to his home, called for him to come out, and opened fire on him following an argument.

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He was rushed by paramedics to the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center in Tzrifin, where he died of his wounds.

Large numbers of police arrived at his address and arrested a suspect near the scene.

Police believe the shooter may have held a grudge against Qadsa, but say the motive for the slaying remains unclear. Qadsa had a criminal record, police added.

Begin Qadsa leaves behind two brothers – Sadat and Carter – all named by their father, Ibrahim, after the Egyptian, Israeli and US leaders who signed the historic peace treaty the year they were born.

Sadat Qadsa is behind bars after being convicted of murdering a fellow inmate in 2001 while serving a three-month sentence for drug offenses and attacking police officers.

Police have named the murder suspect as Na’af Radwan, 21, of Lod.

A Ramle Magistrate’s Court extended his custody by four days.

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