Sheikh Mohammad Sa’adeh died after being shot by an unidentified gunman outside his mosque in Umm El-Fahm. Police suspect he was murdered.

Umm El-Fahm

Umm El-Fahm Photo credit: Moshe Shai, Flash 90

An imam was shot dead on Tuesday morning outside his mosque in the Israeli-Arab city of Umm El-Fahm. Police are investigating the incident as a suspected murder.

Sheikh Mohammad Sa’adeh, 45, was shot in his upper body by an unidentified gunman. MDA paramedics pronounced him dead on the scene.

Sa’adeh had been interviewed on Israeli media over suspicions that he was affiliated with ISIS, which he vehemently denied.