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East Jerusalem man shot dead in his car in suspected murder

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An East Jerusalem man was fatally shot in his car overnight Wednesday-Thursday in a suspected homicide.

The gunmen were believed to have fled the scene of the crime, in the Ras al-Amud neighborhood, on a motorcycle, according to Hebrew media reports.

Police were investigating and searching for the perpetrators.

The victim was identified by media reports as 23-year-old Amir al-Ladawi of the Shuafat Refugee Camp.

He was taken to Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center after the shooting, where doctors pronounced his death.

The motive was not immediately clear.

Arab communities have seen a surge in violence in recent years, driven mainly, but not only, by organized crime.

Since the beginning of 2021, at least 112 Arabs were killed in suspected homicides, according to the Abraham Initiatives nonprofit. Of them, 93 were Arab citizens of Israel and another 19 were Palestinians, either from East Jerusalem or with Israeli........

© The Times of Israel

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