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Israeli judge shot dead by motorcycle assassin assassinated in drive-by shooting

The first judge ever to have been assassinated in Israel was shot dead at point-blank range outside his home last night by a gunman on a motorcycle who then escaped. Judge Adi Azar, a 49-year-old Tel Aviv District Court judge, was killed in the quiet Ramat Hasharon suburb of the city. Witnesses said Judge Azar’s murderer was dressed as a security guard and that they had not heard the two shots to his chest and head which killed him. Although the al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades – the militant organisation linked to Yasser Arafat’s Fatah – claimed responsibility for the killing, Tommy Lapid, the Justice Minister, said: “There is no suspicion that this is an act of terror.”Full Story

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