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A 20-year-old youth was killed in a gunfight Friday night in a northern Arab village in the Galilee region, adding to a wave of killings in Israel's Arab communities.
The victim was identified in the press as Zein Awad. According to the police, he was found with penetrating gunshot wounds near his place of work in the Arab city of Mazraa, near Nahariya. Paramedics called to the scene took Awad in critical condition to the hospital, where he soon died .
Police have opened a murder investigation.
Earlier Friday, a 25-year-old man was seriously shot in the Arab coastal town of Jisr ez-Zarqa, north of Caesarea. to the hospital. The police said they were investigating.
A 20-year-old resident of the Arab city of Zemer was also seriously wounded in a shootout near Baqa al-Gharbiya.
A number of members of the Arab communities were injured during the night of Thursday to Friday in a series of shootouts in the north and south . A 36-year-old man was moderately injured in a gunfight in Jisr ez-Zarq, a 19-year-old was severely wounded in the Bedouin town of Segev Shalom in the Negev, and a 16-year-old was slightly injured in the same incident.< br />
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