A woman was shot dead Saturday night in the central city of Ramle, in what police suspect may have been a botched attempt to kill her son.
The woman was shot outside her home on Jerusalem Boulevard in the city and taken by car to nearby Assaf Harofeh Hospital in critical condition.
Doctors declared the woman, identified as Intisar Issawi, 48, dead upon arrival.
According to reports, the woman’s neighbor, who is known to the police, was also taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound, and may have been injured in the same incident.
Issawi’s son was also known to the police, strengthening the assessment that he, rather than his mother, was the target of the attack.
A relative of Issawi was quoted by Hebrew media as saying that she was killed by mistake, apparently when she came to pick up her son.