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        3/11/2009, Adar 15, 5769

      Clan War in Lod: Third Shooting in 2 Weeks


      Twenty-six year old Wahel Abu-Zeid was murdered on Tuesday night in Lod. Zeid's murder is the third such incident reported in just two weeks as hatred between the rival Abu-Zeid and Abu-Ghanem clans has erupted into armed assault.

      The latest round of violence first made headlines two weeks ago, when Suwad Abu-Zeid, a mother of eight in her 40s, was murdered near her home. Police believe the men who killed Suwad were attempting to kill a relative of hers. Later in the week members of the Abu-Zeid clan responded by shooting an Abu-Ghanem man, who was wounded but survived.

      Police have expressed concern over the escalating violence.