Farmer shot at during Passover meal in Upper Galilee

The farmer had previously faced threats by the cattle farm's former owner.

Police tape is seen in Jerusalem as coronavirus restrictions are imposed on the city. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)
Police tape is seen in Jerusalem as coronavirus restrictions are imposed on the city.
(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

Two individuals fired dozens of rounds at a farmer in the Upper Galilee with automatic weapons before fleeing the scene, N12 reported on Thursday night. There were no casualties.

Two suspects from the Bedouin town of Tuba-Zangariyye have been arrested in connection with the crime.

The attack occurred during the Passover meal at the farmer's cattle farm, N12 added, noting that the farmer had previously been threatened by the farm's former owner and that the shooting was related to this.

 Israel Police carry out raids to confiscate illegal weapons and arrest the people holding them (credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT) Israel Police carry out raids to confiscate illegal weapons and arrest the people holding them (credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

According to the N12 report, Border Police and the Erez Central Unit are conducting an investigation into the shooting.

Sgt. Erez, an agricultural crime specialist, will lead the investigation. Two suspects from the Bedouin town of Tuba-Zangariyye have been arrested in connection with the crime.