Man seriously injured in Jaffa stabbing

Police open investigation into incident; victim reportedly in his 30s, taken to Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv

Illustrative: A police vehicle at a crime scene in Netanya, October 14, 2018. (Flash90)
Illustrative: A police vehicle at a crime scene, October 14, 2018. (Flash90)

A man was in serious condition Monday evening after being stabbed in Jaffa, police said.

According to Hebrew media reports, the man was in his thirties. He was taken to the Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv.

The stabbing came after a convicted criminal was chased and gunned down on Saturday afternoon in broad daylight at the busy Jaffa port.

Abed Qazaz, 40, was shot while being chased through the port’s parking lot by gunmen before he jumped into the sea. He was unconscious when he was pulled from the water and later died of his injuries.

The port and nearby promenade is a popular entertainment center, frequented by thousands of visitors at weekends.

Police believe the killing was related to the criminal underworld.

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