Man Shot to Death Outside Galilee Soccer Stadium

32-year-old man was found dead in the stadium parking lot; police believe the man was murdered in connection with another killing that occurred in the village.

A 32-year-old man was shot to death in Kfar Yarka in the western Galilee late on Friday night. The man's body was found in the parking lot outside the village soccer stadium, and emergency aid workers who were called to the scene pronounced him dead.

Many police officers from Acre and the Galilee Region were called to the scene of the crime. An initial investigation has posited that the man was killed in order to exact revenge for another killing that occurred in the village previously.

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The police believe that two masked people shot the man to death as he exited the vehicle, whereupon the masked men fled the scene. The area is being scoured for any sign of the killers' whereabouts.

Haaretz has learned that the man was warned a number of times in the last few months by police of a credible threat to his life due to clan infighting in the village.

The killing was only the latest in a bloody week that saw 9 murders that place across the country including this latest incident.

A man in his 50's was shot early Thursday while sitting in his car in a neighborhood in the eastern part of the coastal Israeli city of Acre. The victim was known by the police, who believe his death was the result of a dispute between criminals.

A 47-year-old man was shot to death in the commercial district of Dimona on Tuesday night. The man is said to be well known in Dimona's community.