53-year-old shot dead in Yarka, Israeli-Druze city in north

53-year-old Ayyoub Shehadeh was shot dead in the Israeli-Druze village of Yarka on Sunday morning, Israel Police announced. 

Paramedics who arrived at the scene found him with a gunshot wound in serious condition, and evacuated him to the Galilee Medical Center, the government hospital in Nahariya. 

This man marks the 115th crime-related Arab death in Israel since the beginning of the year, according to the Abraham Initiatives, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting coexistence between Jews and Arabs in Israel. in 95 of the cases, the deaths were caused by a firearm. 

Police have opened an investigation into the incident, and have so far confirmed that the background for it is criminal, not security related.

Sarah Ben-Nun contributed to this report. 

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