While Sakhnin Mayor Dr. Safuat Abu Riya is abroad, shots were fired at his home last night and his vehicle was set on fire. No casualties were reported, but there was reportedly property damage."I thank everyone who contacted me to check in," Abu Riya wrote on Facebook. "Thank God, I am fine and the people in my house are fine. Love you all." This morning, police arrested two suspects, who will be brought tonight or tomorrow for a court hearing to extend their arrest. The following day, 27-year-old Johar Abu Jabar was killed in the same city."After the anti-crime protest, we made significant progress toward a systemic program to combat violence, but it was again rejected following the new round of elections," said Joint List leader Ayman Odeh. "This reality is a result of a government that prefers to protect the future of the criminal standing at its head than protecting the citizens from crime organizations."Local residents expressed concern that, according to them, people are trying to terrorize the area and that threats are not being addressed, even with elected officials trying to control the city.They said that, "there is a great fear here that delinquents will take over the city. Police must get into the matter and respond accordingly. There must be arrests here, and the growing phenomenon of violence must be eradicated.”Meanwhile, police say, contrary to allegations, the city's violence is not increasing and that the city is relatively calm. They explained that in the case in question, the mayor was not in the country, so it is not yet possible to know what circumstances led to these serious incidents; they police believe the circumstances will become clear during their investigation.The shooting comes after two similar incidents over the past few weeks. About two weeks ago, a 30-year-old man from the village of Jadeidi-Makr was arrested on suspicion of shooting at a local council head and burning his vehicle. Also, two months ago, a senior worker at Nahf Council was shot at and his car was damaged.