Capital Offense

From BBC:

An Israeli district court judge has been shot dead in a suburb of the city of Tel Aviv.

The judge, named as 49-year-old Adi Azar, was shot at close range in his car by a man on a motorcycle near his home in Ramat Hasharon, witnesses said.

The motive for the killing was not clear, but Justice Minister Yosef Lapid denied reports that the murder was an act of terrorism.

That last line is interesting, especially given that Reuters says “a Palestinian militant group claimed responsibility.”

As for the supposedly unclear motive — the judge was an Israeli, yes?