'Road shooting could trigger violence in Arab town'
Police send forces to Tabash due to concern that deadly weekend shooting incident could lead to more violence.
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Police sent forces to Tabash, east of Haifa, on Sunday due to concern that a
deadly weekend shooting incident could lead to more violence.
Saturday, one man was killed and two were wounded after a driver opened fire on
villagers who had asked him to refrain from blasting music. The dead man was
named as Bakar Tabash, 23.
Police say the driver apparently had created a
racket in the area due to wild driving and was asked to stop by locals. They
believe he later returned and opened fire.
One of the two wounded men is
in serious condition; the second was lightly wounded. They are being treated at
the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa. One of the wounded men is Tabash’s
Shots were later fired at the suspect’s home and a vehicle was
torched in what police believe were revenge attacks.
Northern District mobilized large numbers of units to the area to separate the
factions and prevent gun battles from breaking out.
Police have arrested
two suspects in connection with the armed disturbances so far.