Palestinian Journalist Killed by ‘Unidentified Gunmen’ in Umm al-Fahm

Palestinian journalist Nidal Ighbariya was killed in a shooting attack in Umm al-Fahm. (Photo: via Social Media)

A Palestinian journalist from the town of Umm al-Fahm, located in the 1948-Israeli occupied territories, was killed by unidentified gunmen, The New Arab reported.

Nidal Ighbariya, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, was shot after he performed the Maghrib prayer in a mosque and went to his car, according to eyewitnesses.

In June, the 44-year-old journalist posted several pictures on his accounts on Facebook and Instagram platforms, documenting the attack on his house with a hail of bullets.

According to an Israeli medical source, Ighbariya was critically wounded in the upper part of his body.

Since the beginning of this year, 70 Palestinians of Israeli citizens, including seven women, were killed by unidentified people.

Speaking to The New Arab, the journalist’s family held Israeli authorities responsible for the incident, mainly as their son filed a complaint about receiving death threats.

Ighbariya is a founder and editor-in-chief of the local “Baladna” website, which provides news regarding Palestinians in the 1948-occupied areas.

Colleagues of Ighbariya accused the Israeli police of failing to protect journalists, in particular, and the Palestinians of the occupied territories, in general, from the massive killings.

(The New Arab, PC, SOCIAL)

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  1. Another evidence that current Israeli leaders will stop at nothing to retain power. This is especially sad in a land I had always thought was based on higher religious values. What I call the Old Testament of the Bible, predating Christianity, already teaches us to be human, to deal kindly with each other, and not to harm another person. It seems to me that Israel at this time in history had ignored its own heritage and relidious base.

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