Arab Israeli suspects arrested for attacking Jews during ethnic riots last month

Several Arab Israelis have been arrested for attacking Jews during ethnic unrest that rocked the country last month, the Shin Bet security service and police says.

Three of the suspects are accused of shooting at a Jewish man outside the northern village of Zalafa. Another two are alleged to have assaulted Jews in the town of Kafr Qara.

A joint statement from the Shin Bet and police says the three suspects in the drive-by shooting planned the May 13 attack and rode in a car without license plates. The man they shot at “hid from the line of fire” and was not hurt in the incident, according to the statement.

The suspects, all residents of Zalafa, are also accused of taking part in “additional violent riots” last month.

The other two suspects, both from Kafr Qara, are alleged to have taken part in “nationalistic” assaults. The two are named as Bashir Abu Rashid, 21, and Muhammed Hamarsha, 31.
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