2 pictured to death, 1 seriously injured in Qalansawe city center

Two men were shot and killed in Qalansawe town center in the early hours of Friday. Two others were also injured in the incident – one was in critical condition and a fourth was considered a minor injury.

The victims were identified as Leith Nasra, 19, and Muhammad Khatib, the nephew of a 20-year-old Qalansawe city chief who was killed and seriously injured while sitting in his car earlier. this month.

However, public broadcaster Kan said the two shooting incidents were not believed to be linked.

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According to reports, the attacker on Friday cut the electricity to the home where the men were sitting in, and they started opening a fire.

Police are operating in Qalansawe after a fatal shooting that killed Leith Nasra on March 19, 2021. (Screenshot: Ynet)

Public broadcaster Kan said the victims knew the police and an initial investigation found that the shooting was part of a dispute between criminals. Police have opened an investigation.

The victims were taken by Magen David Adom doctors to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva and to Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba, where medical staff confirmed the deaths and treated the injured.

“What did he do to kill himself?” We cannot continue to live like this. The writing was on the wall, ”Nasra’s family members told Ynet.

The 26 Arabs who died violently this year in Israel include 20 Israeli Israeli citizens, four Palestinian residents in East Jerusalem, and two Palestinians from the West Bank. Three people were killed by police, the nonprofit Abraham Initiatives group said.

On Sunday, a man was killed near his home in a shooting in the Arab town of Tira, and earlier last week a teenager and another boy were seriously injured in a shooting in the central city of Jaljulia Israel.

Ending the spread of violence and organized crime is a major priority for Arab Israelis and the focus of recent major protests.

In 2020, 96 Arab Israelis were killed, the highest annual tax in people’s memory recently.

More than 90 percent of Israeli shootings last year occurred in Arab communities, according to police. Arab Israelis make up about one-fifth of the country’s population.

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