Police Suspect Palestinian Murdered in Israeli Arab Town for Selling Land to Settlers

Ahmed Salame was driving his car on Friday when perpetrators opened fire on him from close range, resulting in his death ■ Salame published a video before his death where he was heard saying: 'You can call me a collaborator'

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Ahmed Salame, who was killed in a drive-by shooting.
Ahmed Salame, who was killed in a drive-by shooting.
Jack Khoury
Jack Khoury

A Palestinian man was shot to death on Friday in the Israeli Arab town of Jaljulia, and police are looking into suspicion that he was murdered due to his occupation as a seller of land plots in the West Bank to Jewish settlers.

The man, who has been identified as Ahmed Salame, was a Palestinian hailing from the West Bank who married a Jaljulia resident. Anonymous perpetrators opened fire from a short range on the car he was driving.

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Salame was gravely injured in his upper body and was evacuated to the Meir Hospital in Kfar Sava, where he was pronounced dead.

In a video posted online by Salame prior to his death, he could be heard saying: "Residents of the West Bank, I swear to God that the Jews are better... to all those who stick to their nationalism, listen carefully- the State of Israel exists, you can do whatever you want but you can't change history.

You can say I'm an agent or a collaborator... whoever owns land over the fence [in the West Bank] and isn't thinking of selling will experience the same thing that happened to [Palestinian] refugees who are still holding keys [for their old houses] and believe the UN and UNRWA. I'm willing to buy land by the fence anywhere."

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