Protests erupt over killing of Palestinian citizen of Israel
The death of a 22-year-old nursing student, has reignited anger over Israel’s selective policing of Palestinian communities in the country
Hijazi, a nursing student, was visiting his friend, 31-year-old doctor Muhammad Armoush, at the latter’s home in Tamra when armed clashes erupted between Israeli police and masked gunmen.
Hearing the shootout, Hijazi and Armoush went out. Hijazi was shot and killed, while Armoush was shot in the leg and then hospitalised in Haifa.
Israeli police said that one of the gunmen, Mahmoud Hisham Yassin, was killed and another was injured on Monday night, adding that it had opened an investigation into Hijazi’s death.