Teenager Killed in Massive Brawl in Southern Israel

The 19-year-old is the fourth member of the Arab community to be killed since the year began

Almog Ben Zikri
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The scene of the crime in Drijat, January 9, 2021.
The scene of the crime in Drijat, January 9, 2021.Credit: Israel Police
Almog Ben Zikri

A 19-year-old was killed overnight Friday in a massive altercation in the southern Bedouin village of Drijat. 

Police said they arrested a 25-year-old village resident suspected of the murder

The teenager was attacked during a a property dispute between families that devolved into a large altercation in which people shot at one another and threw stones. He was evacuated to the hospital and later died of his injuries. 

The teenager is the fourth member of the Arab community to be killed since the new year began.

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