Man gunned down in broad daylight in Tel Aviv mob hit
Taher Lalah, 27, shot dead in his BMW by masked assassins near crowded beachfront center — the latest in a string of underworld killings
The car apparently had other passengers inside, and they were unhurt.
A large contingent of police and security officers, as well as members of the victim’s family, arrived at the scene.
Saturday’s murder is the latest in a series of underworld assassinations on the streets of Israel.
A man was killed by in a car explosion in south Tel Aviv last weekend in what police believe was a vendetta between rival crime rings.
About a month ago, another man was shot point-blank on a busy Jaffa street by two motorcyclists in what was also believed to be related to organized crime activity.
There has been a spike in underworld assassination attempts in Israel in recent months.
Last week, police chief Yohanan Danino addressed the phenomenon, acknowledging that mob attacks in the midst of bustling cities were crippling to citizens’ sense of security, and saying he considered them to be a form of “terrorism.”