Police have mobilized forces to the northern Arab village of Tabash on Sunday
due to fears that a deadly weekend shooting incident could lead to more
violence. On Saturday, one man was killed and two were injured after a driver
opened fire on villagers who asked him to refrain from blasting
The casualty has been named as Bakar Tabash, 23, and one of the
injured men is his brother. Police believe the driver created a racket in the
area due to wild driving, and was asked to keep the peace by locals. He went
away, but then returned, police say, opening fire on the residents. One gunshot
victim is in serious condition and the second is in light condition. They are
being treated at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa.
Shots were later
fired at the suspected shooter's home, and a vehicle was torched in what police
believe were revenge attacks. The police's northern district mobilized large
numbers of units to the area to separate the factions and prevent gun battles
from breaking out. Police arrested two suspects in connection with the armed
disturbances so far.