ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 144

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2 brothers from Jaljulia killed in suspected underworld hit

Two brothers from the town of Jaljulia in central Israel are killed in a suspected underworld hit in Haifa, according to police

Samir and Sameh Saeed, both in their 30s, were found in critical condition at a parking lot, with their deaths confirmed at the scene a short while later.

Police say an investigation has been opened, with Hebrew media reporting that information points to the incident being part of a feud between mob families from central Israel.

Violent crime has skyrocketed this year in the Arab community, with the homicide rate — now at 228 — more than twice that of this time last year, which was 106, according to the Abraham Initiatives nonprofit.

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