22-year-old man shot dead in Jaffa in apparent mob hit
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22-year-old man shot dead in Jaffa in apparent mob hit

Victim has no criminal record, police say, with manhunt underway for motorcyclist hit men

Illustrative photo of Israeli police cars (Moti Karelitz/Flash90)
Illustrative photo of Israeli police cars (Moti Karelitz/Flash90)

A young man was shot dead by two motorcyclists in a believed mob hit in Jaffa on Saturday afternoon.

The victim, identified by police only by his age, 22, was seriously wounded in the shooting on Ger Tzedek Street, and was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Wolfson Medical Center in nearby Holon.

Police launched a manhunt for the shooters. An investigation has been opened, police said, adding only that the incident was believed to be a criminal act and not a terror attack.

The young man, who has no criminal record of his own, reportedly sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body and lost a great deal of blood before he could be brought to hospital by Magen David Adom medics.

The shooting comes just two days after a similar gangland-style shooting left a 20-year-old man moderately wounded in the northern town of Fureidis.

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