Kafr Kasem woman shot in 'family honor killing'

A woman in her thirties was gunned down near the entrance to her house in the Sharon town of Kafr Kasem late Monday evening in what police were describing as yet another "family honor killing." After she was shot in the chest, the woman was rushed to Petah Tikvah's Beilinson Medical Center, where she succumbed to her wounds shortly after arriving at the hospital. Within an hour after the shooting, police arrested one suspect, a Kafr Kasem resident in his seventies, in connection with the murder, and took him for questioning to the nearby police station in Rosh Ha'ayin. Detectives said that they had already recovered a pistol that was allegedly used in the attack. A special investigative team was appointed in the Sharon Subdistrict's Central Investigative Unit to probe the murder.