Sunday, July 6, 2014

Violence Continues To Spread In Israel

The violence in Israel continues to spread -  this update comes from the Times Of Israel

Rioters Clash With Police In Northern Israel

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police reignited on Sunday afternoon for the fifth day running, shortly after the Shin Bet confirmed that several Jewish suspects had been arrested in connection with the murder of East Jerusalem teenager Muhammed Abu Khdeir, 16.

A number of riots erupted in northern Israel, off of Routes 70 and 65, and in areas near Nazareth. Police were dispatched to quell the violence, but police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld maintained the area was “relatively quiet.”

Some 200 Israeli-Arabs demonstrated at the entrance of the northern Israel town of Tamra, as residents hurled stones and firebombs at riot police on the scene.

Police arrested 11 people in Tamra, the Ynet news site reported.

Police have beefed up their presence in the capital and up north, and anticipate further clashes in the evening after observers of the Muslim Ramadan break their fasts.
The most recent wave of violence comes hours after the police and Shin Bet confirmed that several Jewish suspects are in custody in connection with the abduction and killing of Abu Khdeir. The Shin Bet security service says the slaying was likely nationalistically motivated, in response to the killings of Gil-ad Shaar, 16, Naftali Fraenkel, 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19.
On Saturday, the Palestinian Authority attorney-general, Dr. Muhammed Abed al-Ghani al-Aweiwi, said that Abu Khdeir was burned alive, according to the preliminary findings of the autopsy.
Abu Khdeir’s killing sparked widespread violent protests throughout East Jerusalem and in other parts of Israel since his body was found.

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