Slain Haifa man named, with family blaming police for death

The 33-year-old Arab man from Haifa with mental illness who was shot dead by cops who said he charged at them with a knife has been named as Munir Anabtawi.

His family is accusing police over the death, with his mother arguing that the cops “lost control.”

“He didn’t have a knife in his hand, he was running away from the cops,” says his sister Shirin, according to the Kan public broadcaster. “Mom asked for him to be taken to get treatment.”

She says the situation did not justify shooting five bullets, three of which hit him according to a forensic analysis.

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