Man shot dead in apparent criminal dispute in northern Arab town

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A 26-year-old man was shot on Saturday in the northern Arab town of Rameh, police and doctors said.

The victim, a resident of Rameh, was named as Younis Kamal Mansour.

According to police, the shooting was linked to a dispute between criminals.

There were no immediate arrests.

Police said officers were collecting evidence at the scene and setting up roadblocks in the area to find the suspects behind the shooting.

The Magen David Adom ambulance service said its medics treated the man at the scene, before he was pronounced dead.

“There was a lot of commotion in the area,” said Magen doctor David Adom who arrived at the scene. “The injured person who suffered a penetrating wound to his body was unconscious, pulseless and not breathing.”

Rameh is in the Galilee region in northern Israel, east of Acre.

According to watchdog Abraham Initiatives, Mansour was the 35th Arab in Israel to be killed in a murder since the beginning of the year.

Violence in Arab communities has been on the rise in recent years. Many people blame the police, who they say have failed to tackle powerful criminal organizations and largely ignore the violence, including family feuds, mafia turf wars, and violence against of women.

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