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An Umm el-Fahm man on furlough from prison is suspected of murdering his sister
at her apartment on Sunday, coastal subdistrict police said on
The man who is serving a sentence for firearms offenses,
including his role in a shooting incident, was on a furlough over the weekend.
By Sunday night he was back in his cell at Shata prison after being arrested in
connection with the murder.
Muna Mahajna, 30, was found dead in her Umm
el- Fahm apartment with gunshot wounds to her upper body earlier that
Police were quick to characterize the killing as linked to some sort
of family dispute, though they were hesitant to call it an “honor killing.” This
is a term for the murder by a male relative of a woman considered to have
slighted her family’s values.
Since Mahajna had recently remarried,
police are investigating the possibility that this event was somehow linked to
Subdistrict police spokesman Eran Shaked said Sunday that the
woman’s three-year-old son was found wandering the street outside the apartment
when police arrived on the scene. However, they do not know if he was at home at
the time of the shooting, or whether he witnessed his mother’s murder.
Monday, the Haifa Magistrate’s Court extended the suspect’s remand by three
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