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(photo credit: Israel Police [illustrative])
Two men were killed and a woman lightly wounded in a drive-by shooting on their
vehicle in Taibe on Sunday night.
The casualties have been named as
27-year-old Anan Abdel-Kadar of Taibe, and Adi Matani, 20, of
34-year-old shot dead in Taibe
Two men killed in Taibe drive-by shooting
Eyewitnesses said a large number of rounds were fired into the
car by a gunman on Route 444, a central road.
Magen David Adom paramedics
who were called to the scene reported finding two bodies in the bullet-riddled
The woman was evacuated to the hospital for
Abdel-Kadar was a member of the al-Kadar family, which has
been involved in a longstanding lethal feud with the rival Hariri family in
Taibe. Police believe the double homicide came in revenge for last week’s lethal
shooting of 17-year-old Hamad Jabali, whose older brother is tied to the Hariri
On March 17, two men, both from the Kadar family, were killed,
and a third was critically wounded in a similar drive-by shooting carried out
with an automatic weapon in Taibe. In that attack, the victims were sitting in
their vehicle when a second car drove past and bullets sprayed the car, police
A fourth occupant of the vehicle escaped the car on foot and is
being sought by police. The gunshot victims had police records.
January, a man was shot dead in the town.
Last week, a suspect was
arrested on suspicion of carrying out a double homicide in Taibe three years ago
following an alleged road rage incident.
Police, highly concerned about
the escalating violence in the area, recently conducted several raids to
confiscate illicit weapons in an effort to curb the shootings.