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55-year-old man shot dead in Nazareth as violence in Arab communities rages

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A 55-year-old man was shot dead in the northern town of Nazareth on Friday as crime and gun violence continued to spill blood on the streets of Arab towns across the country.

Medics from the Magen David Adom emergency service were dispatched to the scene in Nazareth’s Salizian neighborhood where they found the victim unconscious with bullet wounds. After resuscitation attempts, the medics were forced to declare his death at the scene.

Hebrew media identified the victim as Na’im Mansouri, an ex-convict who was recently released from prison after serving a sentence for murder. Police told Army Radio that the background of the incident was a dispute between rival crime groups but that they had opened a probe into the incident.

Mansouri was the 76th victim of violent crime from the community thus far this year, amid accusations of police and government inaction to stanch the wave of violence.

Later on Friday, a 9-year-old boy and his parents were moderately injured by gunfire in the northern town of Umm........

© The Times of Israel

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