Border police officers shot dead one of the two suspects who rammed a car to two of their colleagues in Umm al-Fahm on Friday morning.

The police officers said the other suspect who was lightly hurt was arrested after the incident.

The police officers said their colleagues only suffered slight injuries from the car-ramming attack.

Based on the initial information they gathered, security officials believe there was a criminal motive behind the ramming rather than nationalist, and that it was connected to disputes between families in the town.

It was learned that before the incident, the border police were carrying out operations in the town after overnight violence following the murder of a 33-year-old man there on Thursday.

In view of the killing, it was reported that large volleys of gunfire were heard in the town’s Aghbariya neighborhood overnight, and multiple buildings were set aflame.

The violence erupted after resident Mohammed Hamzeh Burghel was killed in a shooting attack on a vehicle early Thursday morning, the latest killing in an unprecedented crime wave that has wracked the Arab community.

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