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Man killed in Jaljulia shooting, in town’s second murder in three days

38-year-old taken to hospital in critical condition, declared dead on arrival; another man critically injured in a shooting in Ramle

Illustrative: A Magen David Adom ambulance at the scene of a deadly shooting at a cemetery in the central town of Jaljulia, November 16, 2021. (Magen David Adom)
Illustrative: A Magen David Adom ambulance at the scene of a deadly shooting at a cemetery in the central town of Jaljulia, November 16, 2021. (Magen David Adom)

A man was shot dead in Jaljulia on Saturday, marking the second killing in the central Arab Israeli town within three days.

Paramedics arrived on the scene to find the 38-year-old resident lying unconscious and critically wounded in the street, according to a Magen David Adom ambulance service statement.

Another man was critically injured in a shooting in the central city of Ramle. He was taken to Shamir Medical Center for treatment.

Medics took the victim to Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba while attempting to resuscitate him, but he was declared dead upon arrival, the statement said.

Police said they’d opened an investigation into the shooting. Preliminary findings suggested the nature of the incident was criminal.

The killing followed a shooting in the same town on Wednesday in which a 28-year-old man was gunned down in an apparent underworld slaying.

Hours after that shooting, a 25-year-old was shot dead in the northern city of Nazareth in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The fatality was identified in Hebrew media reports as Rouad Ouiasi, the son of Nazareth’s deputy mayor.

The killing was suspected to be linked to a feud between crime families.

According to the anti-violence campaign group the Abraham Initiatives, 42 Arabs have been killed by violence and crime since the start of the year.

Arab communities have seen a rising wave of violence in recent years. Many blame the police, who they say have failed to crack down on powerful criminal organizations and largely ignore the violence, which includes family feuds, mafia turf wars, and violence against women.

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