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Terrorists fire at hometown of Jewish man accused of killing Arab Israeli

Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s Jenin wing claimed responsibility for the attack on Gan Ner.

Gunmen attend the funeral in Jenin of Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist Matin Dabaya, who was killed during clashes with Israeli forces, Oct. 14, 2022. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.
Gunmen attend the funeral in Jenin of Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist Matin Dabaya, who was killed during clashes with Israeli forces, Oct. 14, 2022. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.

Palestinian terrorists on Sunday fired in the direction of the northern Israeli town of Gan Ner following a roadside dispute the previous day in which a Jewish resident of the town shot and killed an Arab Israeli.

The Jenin wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack, releasing a video purportedly showing the town from a distance before gunshots are heard as ominous music is played in the background.

No casualties or damage were reported.

PIJ has condemned the killing of 19-year-old Diar Umari, from the Arab village of Sandala, near Gan Ner, as a “heinous crime.” The suspect, Dennis Mokin, 32, is accused of shooting and killing Umari during a fight on the side of a road in the north of the country.

Hamas also expressed outrage at the killing of Umari, saying that Palestinians would “escalate their resistance” and that the murder would not pass “without a response.”

A funeral for Umari on Sunday was attended by thousands.

Mokin is also suspected of being intoxicated during the deadly incident and of driving on a suspended license.

Video shared to social media appears to show the two men scuffling before Mokin shot Umari as the Arab Israeli teen was returning to his vehicle.

Mokin appeared in court on Sunday with the Nazareth Magistrate’s Court extending his custody for a week.

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