Former Umm al-Fahm mayor shot, critically injured

In the latest violent shooting in Arab society, former Umm al-Fahm mayor Suleiman Aghbariah, a well-known figure in Arab society, was shot and is in critical condition, according to Arabic-language media reports.

“No one is immune anymore to the murderous violence and the weapons flooding Arab society. This is an emergency. We’re living in a civil war,” tweets Joint List MK Yousef Jabareen, an Umm al-Fahm resident who lives close to the site of the shooting.

Three Arab Israelis have already been killed in homicides since the beginning of the year; another three homicides took place in East Jerusalem. 2020 saw 96 homicides in Arab society, the highest in recent memory.