A police officer was injured on Saturday when shots were fired at police cars present at the Bedouin town Tuba-Zangariyye at the north of the country. The officer was taken to hospital and is reported to be lightly injured. Fellow officers returned fire and began a search for the attackers who are suspected to be criminal elements in the community, and are profiteering from local residents by collecting protection money.
Calling the shots fired at offices and police cars "a very serious event" interim police commissioner Yaakov Shabtai vowed that "we will come into account with those crooks."
He argued that the incident is evidence that the police is fighting crime in that part of the country and said that officers will not back down from their duty to protect normative citizens.