Three people were killed in two Arab towns inside Israel last night, raising the toll of deaths resulting from a rise in violence in the Arab towns to 25 since the start of the year, and amidst obvious police apathy.
Sources said unknown assailants opened fire at people inside a food kiosk in Deir al-Assad town in the north of Israel, fatally killing two and injuring two others reported in moderate and light condition.
In the Bedouin town of Ibtin, also in the north of Israel, a young man was shot and killed and his brother injured when assailants broke into their home and opened fire at them.
Palestinians in Israel have accused the police of not acting to put a stop to the rise in crime in Arab communities in Israel, which they say is intentional to fragment and weaken the Palestinian communities in Israel.