Two killed in separate shootings in Haifa and Tamra

In one incident, man apparently shoots burglar after intruder stabs his brother; in the second, victim shot as part of an apparent criminal dispute

The scene of a deadly shooting in Haifa, allegedly following a burglary attempt, July 9, 2024. (Magen David Adom)
The scene of a deadly shooting in Haifa, allegedly following a burglary attempt, July 9, 2024. (Magen David Adom)

Two people were killed in separate shootings Tuesday, one of them apparently while breaking into an apartment and assaulting people inside.

A resident of Haifa was shot dead in the port city in what police believed was a case of self-defense against an armed burglar.

An initial investigation found that the man had allegedly broken into an apartment on Abarbanel Street in the Kiryat Haim neighborhood of Haifa. Two brothers who own the apartment arrived and an altercation developed. The burglar stabbed one of the brothers, 35, causing him light-to-moderate injuries. The other brother, who had a licensed gun, then shot the assailant, who subsequently died.

Paramedics called to the scene found a man in his 30s unconscious and with no vital signs, the Magen David Adom ambulance service said. Another man in the apartment suffered knife wounds and was taken to a hospital.

An unnamed police source told the Ynet news outlet that “at face value, it was a case of self-defense.”

Hours earlier, Halil Shahiyn from the northern Arab city of Tamra died of gunshot wounds he sustained overnight. Police opened an investigation into the shooting, which appeared to be part of a criminal dispute.

On Friday, Samih Al-Jalili, 50, a resident of Lod, was beaten to death during a brawl in a Tamra mosque.

The anti-violence monitor group the Abraham Initiatives said that with the death of Shahiyn, 121 Arabs have been killed in violent crime since the beginning of the year.

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