Man killed in Haifa, in possible revenge attack for slaying of man and toddler son

A man has been shot dead in Haifa, in an attack being linked to the underworld slaying of a Nazareth man and his 2-year-old son on Tuesday.

Police say Mahran Abu Khiet, 23, was shot in the head in a restaurant in Haifa.

Reports indicate authorities believe the killing to be revenge for a Tuesday attack that killed Firas Heib, 33, and his son Fares, 2, as they sat in a car in Nazareth.

If it was indeed related, Abu Khiet would be the ninth victim of an ongoing blood feud between the Hariri and Bakri rival criminal groups, Kan news reports.

The latest shooting brings the number of members of the Arab community killed in violent incidents to 113 since the start of 2022, according to the Abraham Initiatives watchdog.

Firas’s father Khaled Heib yesterday accused police of not doing enough to prevent the killing, but denied his son was involved in criminal activity.

 

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