Man killed in Jatt near Tulkarm in northern Israel

Police are conducting searches for those who are responsible for the 36th criminal murder in the Arab-Israeli sector so far this year.

 Scene of suspected murder in Jatt, June 11, 2022 (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)
Scene of suspected murder in Jatt, June 11, 2022
(photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)

A 27-year-old man was shot and killed in the northern Israeli village of Jatt on Saturday night, according to the Israel Police.

The victim was identified as Tawfiq Aru, a resident of the village.

Police are conducting searches after the suspects who committed the suspected murder while collecting evidence from the scene.

The background of the incident is being investigated.

"The wounded man was lying unconscious in the yard near the entrance to the house, suffering from a severe penetrating bleeding injury."

MDA paramedics Asil Qadan and Eyal Drori

"The wounded man was lying unconscious in the yard near the entrance to the house, suffering from a severe penetrating bleeding injury," said Magen David Adom paramedics Asil Qadan and Eyal Drori. "We gave him medical treatment and performed resuscitation but the injury was critical and in the end, we were forced to determine his death."

 Israel Police (illustrative) (credit: Moti Karelitz/Flash90) Israel Police (illustrative) (credit: Moti Karelitz/Flash90)

Violence epidemic

The Abraham Initiatives reported on Wednesday that 36 Israeli Arabs have been killed in Israel since the beginning of the year, Aru being the 36th victim.

23 of those killed since the beginning of the year were under the age of 30, including Aru.

The death in Jatt comes less than a week after Johara Khnefess, the daughter of Shfaram Deputy Mayor Faraj Khnefess, was killed in a car bombing.