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Man shot to death in northern town, becoming 124th Arab victim this year

A young man has been shot to death in the Galilee town of Nahaf, becoming the Arab community’s 124th fatality from violent criminal activity this year.

The man, in his 20s, was shot in an open area of Nahaf and declared dead after being brought to a hospital in Nahariya, authorities say.

Police say they are investigating and the motive or background behind the killing is still unknown.

The Abraham Fund Initiative, which tracks stats on violent crime in the Arab community, says the killing is the 124th this year, adding to an already grisly tally that has far outpaced previous years. It says 103 of the deaths have been due to gunfire, and 60 of all those killed were under 30 years old.

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