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  7/31/2011, Tammuz 29, 5771

Top Israeli Mobster Gunned Down

Francois Aboutbul, considered one of the “deans” of Israel's underworld, was killed in an apparent execution Saturday night. He was shot to death by unidentified assailants as he filled up gas in his vehicle in a gas station in Havatezelet Hasharon. Magen David Adom workers tried to revive him, and he was taken to a Netanya hospital, where he died of his wounds.

Police will hold an evaluation session Sunday morning to determine how to deal with the fallout from the execution.