Five people were killed and one was moderately injured in the shooting that took place on Wednesday in the northern town of Basmat Tabun, according to Israeli media.
The Israel Police on Wednesday received a report of a criminal shooting in the northern town of Basmat Tabun where four people were in critical condition and one in moderate condition, four men and one woman.
MDA doctors, who arrived at the scene, tried to provide medical treatment but had to declare five people dead and took one person in moderate condition to the hospital for further medical treatment.
“It was a very difficult event. There was a lot of chaos there,” MDA paramedic Ofer Vinik said in a statement. “Six people who were injured suffered body injuries. “We immediately started medical tests, unfortunately three men and two women had no signs of life and we had to declare that they are dead.” “A 49-year-old man with moderate injuries was taken to the hospital in the MDA intensive care van.”
“I express my deep shock at the violence and bloodshed in Arab society that claimed six more victims today,” National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir said in a statement. “In recent months we have obtained enough resources and laws for the police to help them eliminate murders and we continue to work to pass laws such as the possibility of using biometric cameras that will save those life.”
«I will continue to lead the steps to eliminate homicidal crime in the Arab society and give resources and tools to the police so that they can act and eliminate this terror. I reiterate my position that the tool of administrative detentions should be used to eradicate murderous and organized crime in Arab society, but unfortunately the Ministry of Justice prevents the use of this tool. It should be noted that this will allow the use of restraining orders, and on this issue at least, the minister and the Ministry of Justice agree.
Israeli Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai headed to Basmat Tabun to assess the situation.
According to Abraham Initiatives, in 2023, 188 Arabs will lose their lives due to the wave of violence and crime in Arab sectors. “The Prime Minister should remove the Minister of National Security and immediately implement a comprehensive plan to address crime in Arab society,” they said in a statement. “This is an emergency”.
On Wednesday morning, a Haifa man was killed in a day of shooting in the city.