Police Investigating Shooting at Arab Reporter's Home in Central Israel; No Casualties Reported

Journalist Hassan Shaalan says bullets fired at his Taibeh home 'went over the children's heads' ■ Police yet to apprehend any suspects

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The home of Hassan Shaalan on Wednesday night.
The home of Hassan Shaalan on Wednesday night.Credit: Hassan Shaalan

Shots were fired overnight into Thursday at the home of a Hassan Shaalan, an Arab reporter for Israeli news website Ynet. No casualties were reported, and police have opened an investigation into the incident.

No suspects have been apprehended so far.

The bullets penetrated the walls of Shaalan's home in the central city of Taibeh and hit the children's room. "The bullets went over the children's heads, it's a miracle that they survived," Shaalan told Haaretz.

Shots were also fired at the reporter's car.

"I do not know who is behind this," said Shaalan, who covers the Arab community for Ynet. "I have not received any threats before. If anyone has anything against me, let them say so publicly."

He added that he has a good relationship with everyone, and that he "lives a simple life" and gives his time to serve his community.

Shaalan has received death threats in the past due to his reporting, but nothing specifically that he felt might be related to the shooting.

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