Mother of 5 shot to death near Jewish cemetery in Lod

Police identify the body as that of Yassmin Abu Zoualak; her husband, brother, brother-in-law, and three others have been arrested.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
April 6, 2011 03:03
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Thirty-year-old Lod resident Yassmin Abu Zoualak's body was found with multiple bullet wounds Tuesday night in an open area between the Rakevet and Gnei Aviv neighborhoods in Lod.  Earlier Tuesday, the woman's husband had reported her missing to police.

It was suspected that her killers brought her to the area's Jewish cemetary and executed her, shooting her at close range.


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Abu Zoualak was a mother of five.

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Abu Zoualak's brother, brother-in-law, and husband have been remanded, along with three others, under suspicion of involvement in the act. Their detention will be extended until their hearing at the Ramle Magistrate's Court.

About six months ago, Abu Zoualak's husband had been arrested for reportedly shooting and injuring his wife. He was released after family members and Abu Zoualak herself refused to cooperate with police investigators.

In October, two women were shot dead in Lod, prompting Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch to send Border Police reinforcements to the city.


Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report.


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