Nazareth (In Palestine Today) – In a latest episode of the homicide wave encouraged by Israeli police tolerance of criminality in Arab-majority communities in 1948-occupied Palestine, a young Palestinian man was shot and killed in the central Arab city of Tira last night.
27-year-old Mohammad Iyad Qasem was taken to hospital of critical gunfire wounds, where medical personnel confirmed his death.
The deadly incident comes only a week after Palestinian child Mohammad Abdul-Razeq Adas was shot dead in the neighboring Arab town of Jaljulia.
With this latest incident, at least 17 Arabs have been killed in separate shooting incidents in what seems to be an organized wave of terror fueled by Israeli police’s inaction and failure to bring perpetrators to account.
For two months now, Palestinians across the Arab land occupied since 1948 have been demonstrating every week outside Israeli police stations in Arab-majority cities in condemnation of police failure to investigate crime incidents and even suspected collaboration with criminal gangs.
Last Friday, thousands of demonstrators rallied outside the Israeli police station in Umm al-Fahm and shouted slogans that denounced the Israeli police as a main accomplice in the ongoing crime wave.