Kalansuwa official shot dead in his car

The director-general of the Kalansuwa Municipality Viam Zamiro was shot and killed after he had just finished playing a soccer game, police say.

April 15, 2011 03:22
Magen David Adom ambulances.

Magen David Adom ambulances 58. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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 analysis 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


The director-general of the Kalansuwa Municipality was shot dead late on Wednesday night.

The murder victim, Viam Zamiro, was shot while sitting in his car in the center of Kalansuwa. He died instantly, paramedics said.

The shooting took place minutes after he had finished playing a soccer game, police said.

Zamiro, 36, was married and had two children.

His brother was shot and wounded several months ago while sitting at a cafe.

Police said every lead was being examined, and have not ruled out the possibility that the shooting could be linked to Zamiro’s work, or alternatively a personal conflict.

Police are concerned about the high number of shootings that have taken place in the Triangle region, east of Netanya, in recent months.

The numbers of patrol officers has been increased and police are carry out frequent arms raids in an effort to stem the violence.

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

August 31, 2014
Rioting resumes throughout east Jerusalem Saturday night


Cookie Settings