Two brothers shot in double murder in Sharon

The men, both residents of village near Umm-el-Fahm, were returning from their sister's wedding party when their car was fired upon.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 10, 2011 21:18
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Two men, brothers and residents of the village of Salem near Umm-el-Fahm, were shot dead Friday night when their car was fired upon at an intersection in the Sharon.

The men, both in their 30s, were returning from a party in honor of their sister's recent wedding. One man's wife, who is seven months pregnant, along with two children, ages 1 and 3, were also in the car and were unharmed.

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The murders took place in the volatile Arab triangle east of Netanya, where crime and rising death tolls have prompted police to bolster their presence and increase patrols.

The car was fired on the section of road that connects Highway 444 to Route 6. Police at the scene determined that the gunmen likely used automatic weapons, and also expressed suspicions that the murders were part of a family dispute.

One of the brothers was due to be married next month.

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