Man killed in Jaljulia shooting, in town’s second murder in three days

A man was shot dead in Jaljulia on Saturday, marking the second killing in the Israeli Arab town center within three days.

Paramedics arrived on the scene to find the 38-year-old resident lying unconscious and critically injured in the street, according to a statement from the Magen David Adom ambulance service.

Another man was critically injured in a shooting in the city center of Ramle. He was taken to Shamir Medical Center for treatment.

Doctors took the victim to Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba in an attempt to revive him, but he was pronounced dead on arrival, the statement said.

Police said they have opened an investigation into the shooting. Preliminary findings indicated that the nature of the incident was criminal.

The killing happened after a shooting in the same town on Wednesday in which a 28-year-old man was gunned down in an apparent underworld killing.

Hours after that shooting, a 25-year-old man was shot dead in the northern city of Nazareth early Thursday morning.

The death was identified in Hebrew media reports as Rouad Ouiasi, the son of Nazareth’s deputy mayor.

The killing was suspected to be related to a conflict between crime families.

According to the anti-violence campaign group the Abraham Initiative, 42 Arabs have been killed by violence and crime since the beginning of the year.

Violence in Arab communities has been on the rise in recent years. Many people blame the police, who they say have failed to tackle powerful criminal organizations and largely ignore the violence, including family feuds, mafia turf wars, and violence against of women.

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