Body of Gedera man found in Rehovot in suspected mob hit

Kamal Abu Mor, who was shot at close range, was reputedly a member of the Abu Mor organization based in Rehovot.

By
February 23, 2014 00:32
Israel police.

Police car370. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Police found a 34-year-old man shot dead at a building site in Rehovot Saturday morning, in what is believed to be the latest in a long series of underworld killings in Israel in recent months.

Shfela subdistrict police named the man, who was shot at close range, as Kamal Abu Mor of Gedera. Abu Mor was reputedly a member of the Abu Mor organization based in Rehovot, and his killing is believed to be linked to a battle over control of building site protection rackets.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


Police said Abu Mor was working for a security company at the site when he was shot Friday night.

According to a police investigation from July, the Abu Mor organization demands protection fees at around 500 building sites across Israel, where they then provide security services. Contractors who don’t pay their fees typically find their sites suffering sabotage, arson and other damage.

Due to the sensitivity of the investigation, Central District police said it had tasked a special investigative team with the case.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Riot
August 31, 2014
Rioting resumes throughout east Jerusalem Saturday night

By DANIEL K. EISENBUD