A Palestinian resident of the Arab populated town of Kafr Qasim in central Israel was shot and killed late Monday night (5th June).
The victim, Ahmad Taha (aged 20), was part of demonstrations that were taking place due to an Israeli police raid in the town and the unjustified murder of some of its Palestinian inhabitants by Israeli authorities throughout the past years. It is alleged that fire damage was caused to a police station where nearby protestors clashed with authorities.
Israeli authorities at first did not release a conclusion as to how Ahmad was killed but have now since confirmed, corroborating the information given by those present.
Kafr Qasim is infamous for the massacre of 1956, when Israeli soldiers killed 49 Arab civilians.