A senior official in the Islamic Movement has died in Jaffa after a shooting incident that took place today around noon, according to police.
Mohammad Abu Nijm, a well-known activist in the political movement, was critically injured during the incident, along with another man who was moderately injured. Both were taken to Wolfson Hospital in Holon for treatment, where Abu Nijm passed away.
השיח' מוחמד אבו ניג'ם מיפו הוא האיש שנפצע באורח אנוש מירי בעיר.הממונה של התנועה האיסלאמית ביפו,דמות מוכרת ופעיל חברתי שעסק בהתנדבות וסיוע למשפחות pic.twitter.com/IWoTUPPsN8
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According to the Abraham Initiatives, 12 Arabs have been killed since the beginning of 2021 inside Israel. Seven were Arab Israeli citizens, while another five were East Jerusalem Palestinians or Palestinians working inside Israel.
Israeli police say they are investigating the incident.
Arab Israeli mayors are scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tonight for the second week in a row to push for a plan to combat violence and organized crime in Arab communities.