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Police suspect Ramla woman shot over engagement to Jew
Shots fired from passing vehicle target Arab-Israeli woman who 'desecrated her family's honor'; victim sustains light injuries, released from hospital

An Arab-Israeli resident of Ramla sustained mild injuries after being shot outside her home Sunday morning, apparently over her engagement to a Jewish man.


She was taken to the Assaf Harofeh Medical Center at the Tzrifin army base for treatment and was later released to her home.


Local police launched an investigation into the incident and estimate that the woman, a divorcee in her 40s, was shot over what is referred to as the "desecration of the family's honor."


An initial investigation revealed that the woman was shot from a passing car as she left her house on the way to work. The shots were aimed at the victim's upper body, leading police to believe that the assailants wanted her dead.


One of the bullets struck the woman's neck.


פרסום ראשון: 03.16.08, 12:58
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