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22-year-old woman seriously injured after shots fired at Nazareth home

Woman rushed to hospital as police launch investigation; circumstances of attack not immediately known

A view of the Northern Arab-Israeli city of Nazareth, on January 26, 2016 (Lior Mizrahi/Flash90)
A view of the Northern Arab-Israeli city of Nazareth, on January 26, 2016 (Lior Mizrahi/Flash90)

A 22-year-old woman was seriously injured Wednesday night after shots were fired toward a home in the northern city of Nazareth.

The woman was hit by a bullet, police said, and was rushed to a local hospital. There were no immediate further details on the young victim’s injury.

Police investigators arrived at the scene, collected evidence and began investigating.

The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately clear.

Recent years have seen an increase in killings and gun crime in Arab Israeli communities. Arab leaders say police largely ignore the violence, which includes family feuds, mafia turf wars, and violence against women.

A number of demonstrations and large rallies have been held to protest what Arab Israelis say is a failure to adequately deal with the wave of criminal violence within the community.

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