Two young men shot dead overnight in northern Arab town

Two young men were shot dead overnight in the town of Jadeidi-Makr in the Galilee.

The two were identified as cousins Amir and Ashraf Bassal, both in their twenties.

Police were investigating the murders.

Since the beginning of the year 96 Arabs have been killed in Israel in violent criminal incidents, according to the Abraham Initiatives coexistence advocacy group. It is a slightly lower number than last year’s record-breaking figures, which stood at 102 at this date.

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