(GoRealNewsNow.com) – In an appalling attack, three Palestinian students were shot and critically wounded in Vermont in what is alleged to be a “bias attack.”
Far-left radicals and Muslim activists have been staging anti-Semitic as well as often anti-American street rallies in the United States since October 7, when the Palestinian Islamist terrorist group Hamas massacred over 1,400 people in Israel, and the Israelis counterattacked.
The attack in Vermont with alleged bias motives occurred in Burlington on Saturday night as the three young Palestinian Arab males were heading to a family dinner, The New York Post reports.
The incident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on North Prospect Street, as reported by WPTZ-TV News. The gunman, who remains at large, reportedly fired at least four shots before fleeing.
According to Husam Zomlot, head of the Palestinian mission in the United Kingdom, two of the men, one of whom is an Ivy League student from Brown University, were wearing traditional Keffiyeh scarves when they were attacked.
Zomlot, in a post on X, identified the victims as Hisham Awartani, Tahseen Ali Ahmad, and Kinnann Abdalhamid.
“They are critically injured,” he wrote.
The Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) confirmed that all three victims, aged 20, include students from Brown University, Haverford College in Pennsylvania, and Trinity University.
The ADC further reported that two of the victims were in intensive care, with one sustaining particularly critical injuries.
“After reviewing the initial information provided we have reason to believe this shooting occurred because the victims are Arab,” the ADC declared.
Burlington Police Chief Jon Murad, acknowledging the sensitive nature of this incident, stated that he had contacted federal investigators.
“In this charged moment, no one can look at this incident and not suspect that it may have been a hate-motivated crime,” he said.
Vermont Governor Phil Scott expressed his commitment to supporting Burlington authorities and referred to the shooting as a “tragedy.”
He urged Vermonters to rally together for healing and cautioned against allowing this incident to foster further hate or division.
“The surge in anti-Arab and anti-Palestinian sentiment we are experiencing is unprecedented, and this is another example of that hate turning violent,” said ADC National Executive Director Abed Ayoub in a statement Sunday.