Man shot to death in central Arab city of Tira

In the latest violent homicide in Arab communities this year, a 30-year-old man is shot and killed in the central Arab city of Tira.

The victim was taken to Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba, where medical personnel confirmed his death, according to police, who say they are investigating the incident.

As of this evening, 24 Arabs have died violently this year in Israel: 18 Arab Israeli citizens, four Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem and two Palestinians from the West Bank. Three were shot by police, while the remaining 21 were killed in intra-communal violence.