LYDDA, Friday, October 07, 2022 (WAFA) – A Palestinian young man was killed last night in a shooting attack in the city of Lydda, in the center of Israel, according to witnesses.
Media sources said Alaa es-Sah, a Palestinian from the city, was critically wounded in the shooting attack before he was announced dead of his wounds at a hospital in the city shortly later.
Over 80 Palestinian nationals of Israel have been killed since the beginning of the year in an ongoing crime wave, blamed for Israeli Police tolerance of criminality and suspected collaboration with criminal gangs. Last year, 111 Palestinians were killed as a result of these domestic crimes.
Palestinians in today's Israel are those who stayed on their land following the creation of the occupying state in 1948 and their descendants. They make up about 20 percent of the country's nine million people.
By law, their rights are equal to those of Jewish citizens. But in practice they suffer discrimination in employment, housing, policing and other essentials.
Palestinians have long blamed the Israeli police for turning a blind eye to gun violence among Arab Israelis and even complicity with criminal gangs.