The body of a woman was found in a charred car near the northern town of Sajur on Wednesday night, officials said.
Magnus David Adom Medics initially stated that it was impossible to determine the gender and age of the victim due to the “nature of the injury”.
“After firefighting operations, and when it was possible to reach the scene, we identified a victim inside the vehicle who was unconscious, with no significant symptoms, and had severe injuries to all parts of his body, and our He had no option but to announce his death,” said a medic from the MDA.
The body was identified as that of a female at the Abu Kabir Institute of Forensic Medicine in Tel Aviv on Thursday morning, Channel 12 News reported.
He was later identified as Reem Ibrahim, a resident of Sajur.
The fire in the vehicle was apparently triggered by a bomb placed by him.
Police said they were investigating the incident as a suspected murder, and were reportedly looking for a possible connection to another bomb that was set off near a local tennis center in the town on Wednesday.
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Two youths were shot and killed separately on Thursday morning at the Shuafat refugee camp in East Jerusalem.
The MDA said her medics received both – at about the age of 18 – at the camp post. One was found without vital signs and taken in by the Palestinian Red Crescent, while the other was taken by MDA medics to Jerusalem’s Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus in critical, unstable condition.
The death was later identified as 18-year-old Muhammad al-Adawi.
Police were also investigating the shootings in East Jerusalem.
Seventy-nine Arab Israelis have been killed in apparently criminal killings this year, according to the Abraham Initiatives nonprofit. Arab cities and towns have seen an increase in violence in recent years, with organized crime as the main driver. Another 13 Palestinians were killed inside Israeli territory.
In 2020, 96 billion Israelis were killed in violence, the highest annual toll in recent memory.
Arabs blame the Israeli police, which they say have failed to crack down on powerful criminal organizations and largely ignore violence, including family feuds, mafia turf wars and violence against women. According to a 2020 Knesset report, about 400,000 illegal weapons are circulating in Israel, the vast majority in Arab communities.
In July, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said violence and crime in Arab Israeli communities was a “national disaster”, as he met with senior government and police officials to formulate a national plan to tackle the issue.