Brother of top mob boss killed in underworld hit

The brother of a top organized crime figure in southern Israel was gunned down early Saturday morning while sitting in his car near Kiryat Gat, sparking fears of renewed underworld violence in the South.

Victim Shalom Shlomo, 40, was the older brother of Benny Shlomo, who runs a criminal organization based in southern Israel from their family compound on Moshav Heletz. Shalom was also heavily involved in the organization, though Benny is considered the brains behind the operation.

Shlomo’s driver was lightly wounded in the attack, and is not believed to have been the target.


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