Man shot dead near a restaurant in Umm al-Fahm

Police work at the scene where a man was shot dead in Umm al-Fahm on May 30, 2023. (Israel Police)
Police work at the scene where a man was shot dead in Umm al-Fahm on May 30, 2023. (Israel Police)

A man in his 50s was shot dead near a restaurant in the northern Arab city of Umm al-Fahm, police say.

A woman was lightly wounded in the incident and brought to a hospital for further treatment.

Police say they have opened an investigation and began gathering evidence and eyewitness testimony at the scene.

Violent deaths in the Arab community in Israel have soared in 2023, with at least 85 killed in violent crimes so far this year, according to the Abraham Initiatives watchdog group.

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