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‘Only good’: Family of slain man say he was not like his crime lord brother

NSW police criminal group detectives this week released security camera footage of two men dressed in black and running towards Mejid Hamzy outside his Condell Park home at 8am on October 19, 2020.

Police also released images of the men driving a black Mercedes with partial number plate EHV, seen in the Moorebank area 20 minutes after the murder.

Police said there are many possible motives and they cannot rule out an ongoing feud they believe continues between the Hamzys and the Alameddines, a rival crime family.

“We know some of them are feeling the pressure and we will continue (to) make their life difficult,” Criminal Group squad boss, Superintendent Rob Critchlow said.

“Regardless of what people think about the participants in these conflicts, the people that have been murdered leave behind a family that love them; Mejid was killed on the doorstep of his home.”

Lola Hamzy strenuously denies her family is engaged in a conflict with the Alameddines.

“We don’t have nothing against the Alameddines, nothing going on between us; we never said the Alameddine family killed my son,” Mrs Hamzy said.

Her daughter, Mejida, said she cannot understand why anyone would want to murder her brother.

She last saw him three days before he was killed, when he dropped in at his mother’s house on his way home from the gym.

“I think it was a shock to everybody because Mejid was not part of that lifestyle at all,” she said.

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“He was never a violent person, he helped everyone in the family and was a peacemaker.

“Mejid had not spoken to Bassam for 15 years – he wasn’t allowed to anyway – and everyone keeps linking them.”

Lola Hamzy survived after being shot in the stomach after her home was fired at several times in 2014. But she said she is struggling to survive the loss of Mejid.

“I still don’t believe it, I still ask myself, ‘why?’” she said.

Despite her family’s chequered history with the police, Mrs Hamzy said she trusts the detectives will catch her son’s killers.

“They are doing good, they are doing a good job.

“I hope [the killers] get punished just like what happened to me son, that’s what I wish,” she said.

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