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Five killed in shooting at car wash near Nazareth as Israel sees wave of violence | Israel

[ad_1] Five people have been killed in a shooting at a car wash in an Arab town in northern Israel, police said, the latest incident in a wave of criminal violence tearing through the minority community. Police said they believed the shooting on Thursday in the town of Yafa an-Naseriyye, near the city of Nazareth, was connected to a dispute between organised crime families. Speaking from the scene of the killings, police spokesperson Eli Levy told public broadcaster Kan that “one person or more” opened fire at a group of men at the car wash. Maher Khaliliya, head of the Yafia local council, called the shooting a “massacre”, accusing police of responsibility due to lax enforcement. Israel’s Palestinian minority has long suffered from poverty, discrimination, crime and neglect by the national government. Israel’s far-right national security minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, promised to crack down on crime in Israel’s Palestinian sector when he took office late last year. But the violence has only worsened, with nearly 100 people killed this year. Israeli police talk to men at …