A rising variety of tombstones in Rookwood – Sydney’s largest graveyard – belong to members of the Hamze crime community.
What began as a feud between rival bikies in Sydney’s south-west has blown up into an all-out conflict that now stretches throughout the town and even into the leafy North Shore.
Police consider crime households are utilizing mercenary guns-for-hire to hold out their brutal executions with military-style precision to slaughter their Hamze enemies.
The bloody Hamze-Alameddine gangland battle clicked up yet one more gear on Wednesday when Salim Hamze, 18, and his father Toufik, 64, had been shot useless.
The pair had been executed outdoors their dwelling in Guildford as they ready to go to work of their battered outdated Nissan Navara ute.
Whereas Salim had free ties to the Hamze gang – however wasn’t associated – his father was an entirely harmless sufferer of the gang conflict, condemned to demise by his surname.
Whereas Salim (pictured) had free ties to the Hamze gang – however wasn’t associated – police admit Toufik Hamze was an harmless sufferer of the gang conflict, condemned to demise by his surname
The pair had been executed outdoors their dwelling in Guildford as they ready to go to work of their battered outdated Nissan Navara ute (Salim Hamze’s lifeless physique lies below a blue sheet)
Pictured: That is the lonely tombstone of Bilal Hamze, the crime boss who was killed in a bitter conflict between his household and the Alameddine clan. Bilal was shot useless earlier this yr
The killing was carried out with surgical precision. The assassins swooped as the daddy and son stepped outdoors to get into their ute, unleashed a volley of pictures then fled.
They raced from the scene in a high-powered Lexus SUV to a pre-arranged level 1.8km away in a little-used again avenue the place that they had stashed a second getaway automotive.
They torched the Lexus earlier than piling into a gray or dark-coloured high-speed Ford Mustang and drove away with out hint.
The earlier two hits on the Hamzes previously yr additionally had all of the hallmarks of the medical effectivity now getting used in opposition to the gangland clan.
Detectives now acknowledge the conflict has unfold past the households that spawned it, and they’re battling skilled killers recruited by the gangland warlords to execute their enemies with precision.
Salim Hamze, 18, and his father Toufik Hamze, 64, (pictured) had been killed in a twig of bullets as they sat within the entrance seat of a purple utility in Guildford on Wednesday
Medics attempt to save Toufik Hamze, 64, after he was shot on Wednesday beside his son Salim, 18. The deadly capturing had been an extension of the bloody Hamze-Alameddine gangland battle.
Salim and his father Toufik had been nearly to depart for work after they had been shot useless outdoors their Guilford dwelling (pictured) simply earlier than 9am on Wednesday
The transfer has seen the battleground lengthen past the households’ base of the town’s western and south-western suburbs and had now flared up within the north, east and metropolis centre.
Police Minister David Elliott warned on Friday officers would ‘not cease’ till culprits had been off the streets.
“This ’boutique method’ to lawlessness by these gangs is taking management, and we’ve to cease at nothing,’ he mentioned.
“What is going on to occur is that they may both discover themselves in Lengthy Bay [Correctional Centre] or in Rookwood [Cemetery].’
The state’s anti-bikie squad, Strike Power Raptor, would ‘combat fireplace with fireplace’ if required on the streets.
The earlier two hits on the Hamzes previously yr additionally had all of the hallmarks of the medical effectivity now getting used in opposition to the gangland clan
Police later found a lock-up storage in upmarket Cammeray on the decrease North Shore the place they allege hitmen for rent had been stashing stolen vehicles months prematurely of assassination makes an attempt
Site visitors cops foiled an alleged tried execution of Ibrahem Hamze after they noticed an allegedly stolen Mercedes-Benz in North Sydney (pictured)
Simply final month, police found a lock-up storage in upmarket Cammeray on the decrease North Shore the place they allege hitmen for rent had been stashing stolen vehicles months prematurely of deliberate hits.
The invention got here a month after site visitors cops foiled an alleged tried execution of Ibrahem Hamze after they noticed a stolen Mercedes-Benz in North Sydney.
Once they tried to tug it over, the masked gunmen fled, later allegedly carjacking a Toyota Corolla, threatening the 76-year-old male driver with a gun, and escaping.
The alleged plot to kill Ibrahem Hamze got here simply two months after his brother Bilal Hamze was gunned down outdoors a Japanese restaurant in Sydney’s CBD.
And it adopted the October 2020 lethal assault on Mejid Hamzy, little brother of Brothers 4 Life founder Bassam Hamzy, presently serving 40 years in Goulburn’s Supermax jail.
The 4 murders previously yr are simply the most recent escalation of the blood feuds Brothers 4 Life has been concerned with since round 2012.
Bassam Hamzy (pictured) is the founding father of Brothers 4 Life bikie gang, presently serving a 40 tear sentence within the Goulburn Supermax jail
Bilal Hamzy, the cousin of Bassam, was executed in a drive-by capturing in Sydney’s CBD in June (pictured above sequence of occasions)
Tensions between totally different chapters of the bikie gang finally led to Yehye Amood being shot useless, after which rapidly escalated with a sequence of additional shootings.
In 2013 nonetheless, the feud took a sinister twist when the moms of gang members started to be focused.
One gangster Ashkan Rabaji turned up on the dwelling of a gangster’s mom to demand fee for a job he had accomplished for her son.
Days later Rabaji’s mom Maha Hamze – aunt of Bassam Hamzy – was shot eight instances within the legs.
From this level on, it was conflict.
The entrance yard of Toufik Hamze’s dwelling (pictured) the place the pair died was plagued by development web site particles, together with a rest room and a frying pan
Police tried block Ghassan Amoun and Ibrahem Hamze from going to Bilal’ Hamzes funeral in a bid to avert extra potential bloodshed, however the males ignored the warnings. (Pictured, mourners on the funeral in June)
A burnt out Lexus SUV (pictured) discovered 1.8km away in Murdock Lane shortly afterwards has since been towed away
Rabaji and Bilal survived an assassination try in July, however in October BFL member Mahmoud Hamzy, 27, cousin of Bassam, was shot useless. 5 BFL members had been later charged along with his homicide.
The next month Michael Odisho was shot a number of instances. and the subsequent day Alameddine affiliate – and former Brothers 4 Life member – Masood Zakaria escaped a capturing try on his life, however a 13 yr outdated lady was caught within the crossfire and injured by shotgun pellets.
Extra deaths and reprisals adopted, because the pursuit of energy and delight drove each crews to ever extra determined assaults.
At stake is the management of Sydney’s drug commerce and organised crime – but additionally pushed by household honour.
Ghassan Amoun (centre) and Ibrahem Hamze (second from proper) are among the many alleged senior members of the Hamzy/Hamze underworld clan
A burnt out Lexus SUV (pictured) was discovered 1.8km away in Murdock Lane a short while after the capturing
Salim Hamze, 18, (left) and his father Toufik Hamze, 64, (proper) had been killed in a twig of bullets as they sat within the entrance seat of a purple utility in Guildford on Wednesday
The most recent spate of bloody violence is alleged up to now again to a avenue combat in October 2020 that noticed Shaylin Zreika – an affiliate of the Alameddine clan – crushed with a steel bar by three males, allegedly together with Ibrahem Hamze.
The brawl was sparked by an intercepted medication cache which reignited outdated tensions.
A couple of days later Rafat Alameddine’s dwelling was shot at in a drive-by capturing, which has been linked to Salim Hamze.
The next day the bloodshed started with Mejid Hamzy’s homicide, adopted by Bilal, then Salim and Toufik Hamze’s executions.
Detective Chief Superintendent Darren Bennett, State Crime Command Director, admitted they confronted a military of mercenaries finishing up executions to order now.
‘There isn’t any doubt that there is weapons for rent in south-western Sydney,’ he mentioned. ‘There isn’t any doubt that these crime households are utilizing these individuals.
‘We’re doing our greatest to watch and handle them as greatest we are able to and we’re having important success.’
NSW Police consider the crime households are utilizing mercenary weapons for rent to hold out the brutal executions with medical military-style precision. (PIctured, police on the scene of the Guildford capturing on Wednesday)
Detective Chief Superintendent Darren Bennett, State Crime Command Director, (pictured) admitted they confronted a military of mercenaries finishing up executions to order now
He added: ‘These feuds relate to household disagreements or relate to drug trafficking. They relate to organised crime territory.
‘There’s numerous people who find themselves in our southwestern a part of Sydney who’re very happy to cope with remedy their issues with violence.
‘We have had this happening for numerous years now – tit for tat focused shootings. I am not shying away in any respect from the truth that we have got a major situation in our south-western suburbs.’
The police’s largest concern is innocents being caught in crossfire of the gangland warfare, as occurred to Toufik Hamze on Wednesday.
‘This gentleman, a 64 yr outdated man who’s now deceased, was within the mistaken place on the mistaken time,’ mentioned DCS Bennet.
They consider Toufik Hamze was an harmless sufferer caught within the crossfire of the bloody hit, and neighbours mentioned they had been positive a ‘horrible mistake’ had been made.
The assassins made their escape in a Lexus SUV which was later discovered burning out in Murdock Lane, lower than 2km away from the capturing (pictured)
Mr Hamze had lived for years at quantity 17 on Osgood St in Guildford, actually throughout the street from the Alameddines at quantity 18.
Residents on the street insist that, regardless of the lethal feud between their namesakes, there was by no means any friction between the 2 households on Osgood St.
Day by day Mail Australia understands the Hamze victims had been distant kin of the household on the centre of the underworld battle, and Toufik was not concerned.
‘I believe somebody has made a horrible mistake,’ mentioned one neighbour. ‘I believe there’s been a misunderstanding.
‘Toufik was not associated to the gangster Hamzes, They weren’t from the identical household, identical village, identical a part of Lebanon and even the identical faith.
‘He had nothing to do with the opposite Hamzes.’
DCS Bennet mentioned these concerned assume ‘nothing of executing somebody who’s of their manner, or who will present proof to the police down the observe.
The police’s largest concern is innocents being caught in crossfire of the gangland warfare as occurred to Toufik Hamze on Wednesday. (Pictured, police on the scene of the Guildford capturing on Wednesday)
Salim and Toufik Hamze had been discovered within the entrance seats of their bullet-riddled Nissan Navara ute (pictured right here being taken away by police for forensic investigation)
The killers are believed to have switched to a gray or darkish colored Ford Mustang and fled the scene. (Pictured, the burnt out Lexus being taken away by police for additional investigation)
‘These retribution-style, drug turf-style shootings are an ongoing downside. We’re all the time fearful about reprisals.
‘We’re fearful about reprisals, fearful about household feuds. And we’re additionally fearful about drug and kidnapping turf wars.
‘The incidents of public place capturing have been coming down this yr,’ he insisted. ‘And so they’ll proceed to return down this yr.
‘Sadly for us, when a major matter like this takes place, we appear to be we’re again to sq. one – and we’re investigating one other double homicide.’
Police now anticipate the gang conflict to ramp up, with at the very least two extra Hamze relations warned they’re on the Alameddine’s kill listing.
Ghassam Amoun, brother of Bassam Hamzy, was advised he was the primary goal after Bilal was gunned down outdoors a restaurant in Sydney’s CBD.
A secret police doc submitted to court docket revealed Amoun and Bilal’s brother Ibrahem Hamze had been on the high of an underworld hitlist.
THE TIMELINE OF SYDNEY’S BLOODY GANGLAND WAR
MAY 2007 – Jail officers discover notes in Bassam Hamzy’s Lithgow jail cell referring to the Brothers 4 Life bikie gang for the primary time
OCTOBER 2012 – Tensions between the Bankstown and Blacktown chapters of B4L blow up with the capturing of Yehye Amood, 27 and Bassim Hijazi. Amhoom is killed however Hijazi survives and flees to Lebanon
MARCH 9, 2013 – Bassam Hamzy’s aunt Maha Hamze is shot eight instances within the legs, however survives, in a reprisal assault for her son Ashkan Rajabi demanding cash from one other gang member’s mom
JULY 2013 – Ashkan Rajabi and Bilal Hamze survive an assassination try in Wenworthville
OCTOBER 29, 2013 – Mahmoud Hamzy – cousin of Bassim Hamzy – shot useless in Revesby Heights. 5 B4L members had been later charged with the homicide
NOVEMBER 3, 2013 – B4L member Michael Odisho shot however survives
NOVEMBER 4, 2013 – Masood Zakaria – an Alameddine affiliate – survives capturing try however his 13 yr outdated sister is injured by shotgun pellets
DECEMBER 16, 2013 – Standover man Joe Antoun shot useless in Strathfield
JANUARY 1, 2014 – Farhad Qaumi shot at as his yacht pulls into Rose Bay Marina in Sydney’s Jap Suburbs (pictured) after the NYE fireworks
DECEMBER 11, 2014 – Bassam Hamzy’s mom Lola Hamzy was shot by her entrance door in Auburn
APRIL 9, 2016 – Safwan Charbaji – a relative of Alameddine associates – shot useless outdoors a smash restore store in Condell Park
APRIL 29. 2016 – Wally Ahmad – affiliate of the Hamzi household – shot useless in Bankstown
OCTOBER 25, 2016 – Hamad Assad executed in Georges Corridor. Assad was suspected of killing Ahmad
MARCH 20, 2017 – Hell’s Angel bikie Kemel Barakat is shot useless at dwelling in Mortdale
MARCH 28, 2017 – Emed Sleiman is shot useless in his automotive park in Auburn. He was suspected of killing Barakat
OCTOBER 4, 2020 – Shaylin Zreika – an affiliate of the Alameddines – is crushed with a steel bar in a avenue combat in Strathfield
OCTOBER 18, 2020 – Rafat Alameddine’s former house is shot up in a drive-by capturing
OCTOBER 19, 2020 – Mejid Hamzy is shot useless in Condell Park
JANUARY 30, 2021 – Mustafa Naaman is shot useless in Hurstville in a suspected mistaken id assault on Ibrahem Hamze
JANUARY 30, 2021 – Mejed Derbas is shot useless in Smithfield
FEBRUARY 15, 2021 – Bilal Hamze’s mom Maha Hamze comes below gunfire once more in one other drive-by capturing at her dwelling in Auburn
MARCH 12, 2021 – A house linked to the Alameddine household in Guildford is shot up
JUNE 17, 2021 – Bilal Hamze is shot useless outdoors Mr Wong’s restaurant in Sydney’s CBD
AUGUST 6, 2021 – Alameddine low-level affiliate Shady Kanj is shot in Chester Hill and located useless by police in Guildford
OCTOBER 20, 2021 – Salim and Toufik Hamze are gunned down outdoors their dwelling in Guildford
Police are seen right here on the scene of the double homicide of Salim and Toufik Hamze in Guildford on Wednesday