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.