Five wounded in shooting in north, one critically

Paramedics treat severely injured 17-year-old at the scene in town of Zarzir before transporting him to hospital in unstable condition

The scene of a shooting in Zarzir, January 5, 2022. (Magen David Adom)
The scene of a shooting in Zarzir, January 5, 2022. (Magen David Adom)

Five people were injured in a shooting incident Thursday in the town of Zarzir in the north, one of them critically, according to the Magen David Adom ambulance service.

MDA said it had taken five wounded people to the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa and the Emek Medical Center near Afula for treatment.

One of those, MDA said, was a critically injured 17-year-old male in unstable condition. The remaining four people, aged 27, 23, 19 and 10, were are all moderately injured.

Arab communities across the country have seen a surge in violence in recent years.

Many blame the police, who they say have failed to crack down on powerful criminal organizations and largely ignore the violence, which includes family feuds, mafia turf wars and violence against women.

According to the Abraham Initiatives, a group campaigning against violence in the Arab community, 116 Arabs were killed in violent incidents in Israel in 2022.

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