Mourners carry the coffins of two of the five men who were murdered in Nazareth
Mourners carry the coffins of two of the five men who were murdered in NazarethFlash90

Left-wing demonstrators held a protest Saturday evening under the slogan, "The government's incompetence in dealing with crime in the Arab society," while displaying about one hundred coffins from the, "March of the Dead."

Tira Mayor Mamoun Abed Elhi, whose Director General was murdered in his city this week, spoke at the main demonstration on Kaplan Street and attacked the government: "I have been mayor for 15 years, and the Arab society has always suffered from anarchy and neglect. But this is the worst government that has been here," he said.

"Instead of strengthening the police, they are weakening it. Instead of strengthening the schools, they are weakening them. This is not a mistake, this is their policy," he added.

Regarding National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir (Otzma Yehudit), Abed Elhi said: "Whoever gave Ben Gvir the right to protect us, does not actually want to protect us. Will a racist who does not want us, protect us? Will a racist who hates Arabs, protect our children? This government wants us to leave. We were born here, and we will die here, even if we all end up in the cemetery, we will stay here."

At the same time, six people were injured by gunfire on Saturday the Kafr Kanna local council in the Lower Galilee. In the incident, a 55-year-old man was seriously injured, and a 29-year-old woman and four others were slightly injured.

The injured were evacuated by Magen David Adom [MDA] to the Poriya hospital in Tiberias and the Italian hospital in Nazareth. A senior MDA medic, Rabia Khouri, said: "When we arrived at the scene, we saw a great commotion. We joined the police forces. There were six injured people, with various degrees of injury. We started first aid and provided medical treatment. A 50-year-old man was unconscious, a 29-year-old woman was seriously injured, a 17-year-old boy was moderately injured and three were slightly injured. They all suffered internal injuries. We provided medical treatment that included stopping the bleeding and medication, and then we evacuated them in intensive care ambulances to the hospitals."