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Renewed unrest in Jaffa: Arabs burn tires and throw stones at police

Late in the evening, August 3, in Jaffa renewed unrest. Residents of the Arab neighborhoods of the city outside of Japhet harness car tyres, overturned and set fire to garbage cans, throwing stones at police, break Windows in shops and small stores.

In the riots involved more than 300 people.

To restore order to Japhet sent additional police forces. The street is closed to traffic private and public transport.

The press service of law enforcement agencies reported the use of non-lethal weapons to disperse demonstrations.

Over Jaffa circling police helicopters.

New riots were a response to the arrest of the brother of a resident of Jaffa, who was shot by police last Friday. Video of his arrest was posted by eyewitnesses in social networks, which further escalate the situation in the city.

Around 23:00, the press service of the police reported the arrest of several instigators of the unrest and that the situation was brought under control.

Later the information appeared that among the detainees – the leader of the Northern wing of the «Islamic movement» in Jaffa, Sheikh Muhammad Ayash, who is suspected of organizing riots.

Law enforcement officials shall consult with the elders of the Arab community of Jaffa on how to restore order and bring peace to the city.

About the arrest of another resident of Jaffa, it became known at 20:00. The press service of law enforcement agencies reported that the police placed in the street Japhet in Jaffa to maintain order, was attacked by a group of local residents. The instigator of the riots was the brother of the deceased as a result of the actions of the police men.

Last Friday, the Mahdi Alizade on his motorcycle tried to escape when police from the place, where before it sounded shots. Relatives of the Mahdi claimed that he didn’t want to get caught law enforcement officers, because he did not have a motorcycle license. The police, taking Alsadi for the offender used a weapon and shot him. This incident is being investigated MAKHASH, a special Department of the Ministry of justice.

The death of the Mahdi Alizade sparked riots in the city, which lasted for several days.

The riots in Jaffa. Video courtesy of the press service of the police

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Renewed unrest in Jaffa: Arabs burn tires and throw stones at police 04.08.2017

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