Lod Resident, a Member of a Crime Family, Shot to Death

Ran Shimoni
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The scene of the shooting in Lod on Sunday.
The scene of the shooting in Lod on Sunday.Credit: Magen David Adom
Ran Shimoni
Ran Shimoni

A Lod resident was shot to death on Sunday morning, at a gas station while driving a garbage truck. The victim, about 50 years old, was a member of one of the city’s crime families.

The police are investigating the case on suspicion of murder.

The victim has been identified as Jamil Zabarka, a 35-year-old father of four. 

The victim has been identified as Jamil Zabarka

Since the beginning of 2021, the NGO Abraham Initiatives says that 47 people have lost their lives in acts of violence and crime in Israel's Arab community. Of those, 39 were Israeli citizens. Six of them were women, and 23 of them were aged 30 or below. Thirty-nine of the victims lost their lives in shootings. 

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