An Ethiopian Israeli killed his stepmother, stepbrother and an Ethiopian community leader in the Israeli city of Afula on Saturday. Yaakov Abu-Chai, 23, apparently shot the three to death after a family argument. Tasama Muligta, 80, the head of Afula’s Ethiopian community and a family friend, apparently had the fatal misfortune of being at the family’s house when the argument ensued. Abu-Chai, a security worker, used a pistol issued to him by his employer. He was wounded during a subsequent standoff with police and is under arrest at an Israeli hospital, news reports said. The killings stunned Israel’s Ethiopian community and prompted discussion in Israeli media about the need for more social-service outreach to the community.
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