Second murder hits Israel's Arab sector on the same day

36 Israeli Arabs have been murdered in 2022, including 30 men and six women.

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

Nader Makalda, age 51, was shot dead Tuesday night in the Israeli city of Baka al-Gharbiya in what was the second murder of Israeli Arabs in less than a day and the third in less than a week.

Makalda was evacuated by medics to a hospital where he was pronounced dead; police began investigating after being notified of the shooting.

Law enforcement called to the scene searched for the perpetrators and collected evidence for forensic investigators.

Police sources think that this was a murder likely motivated by revenge.

In Baka al-Gharbiya, there is an ongoing conflict between two local families stemming from a murder last week in an olive grove when a young man was shot and killed.

 Baka al-Gharbiya (Illustrative). (credit: Wikimedia Commons) Baka al-Gharbiya (Illustrative). (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Shoham shooting

Earlier in the day, a 30-year-old man from Jaljulia was shot dead in Shoham. He was shot in his car with six bullets hitting the vehicle. 

The victim tried to escape, stopped the car near a construction site in Shoham and collapsed when he exited the vehicle.

Magen David Adom medics that arrived tried resuscitating him but confirmed his death shortly after.

The shooting did not take place at the construction site, but workers had told police they heard it happening.

Police forces from Rosh Ha'ayin have opened an investigation, though the circumstances surrounding it are unclear.

Tulkarm shooting

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

The 27-year-old victim was identified as Tawfiq Aru, a resident of the village.

Thirty-six Israeli Arabs have been murdered in 2022, including 30 men and six women, according to Walla. In 2021, 128 people were killed, including 112 men and 16 women. The number of murders in the Arab sector since 2000 stands at 1,664 people.

Jerusalem Post Staff contributed to this report.