Lod resident, 56, first Jewish victim of Arab riots in mixed town – fr

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Lod resident, 56, first Jewish victim of Arab riots in mixed town – fr



Yigal Yehoshua, 56, died on Monday, becoming the first Jewish resident of Lod to die from injuries he sustained in the recent wave of Arab riots in the city. Yehoshua, a plumber who worked with Jews and Arabs, was hit on the head with a large brick a few days ago and was evacuated in critical condition to Shamir Medical Center where medics fought for the stabilize. He left behind a wife and two children, aged 22 and 8. “We have lived here for a long time and Yigal had many Arab friends,” Yehoshua’s widow, Ira, told Walla News. “He worked in Arab and Jewish homes and never made a distinction. We never thought there was a problem. “
Yigal Yehoshua, 56, died of injuries sustained during the riots in Lod.

Also on Monday, a resident of Jaffa was arrested on suspicion of being behind the Molotov cocktail against a house in Jaffa which seriously injured a 12-year-old Arab boy on Friday evening. The suspect was apprehended as part of a joint operation by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and the Israeli police.

A Tel Aviv District Court judge ordered a gag order on all details of the investigation and the identity of the suspects.

The 12-year-old boy was still in serious condition after he and another child from Jaffa were burned by the Molotov cocktail while they were at their home in the Ajami neighborhood of Jaffa.

Seven people suspected of being involved in violent riots in Lod were arrested early Monday morning as additional border police units were dispatched to the city as part of a nationwide effort to prevent Judeo-Arab violence .

A southern Israeli resident was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of creating and leading several social media groups calling for acts of violence against Arab citizens across Israel. He was arrested for questioning by the elite Israeli anti-corruption police unit Lahav 433.

Several extremist groups WhatsApp and Telegram have been exposed to police for encouraging violence against Arab Israelis ahead of the riots in the Tel Aviv suburb of Bat Yam on Thursday, where Jewish extremists marched through main streets, destroying businesses owned to Arabs while chanting “death to the Arabs.” “And” let your village burn down “. Four of the rioters were arrested at the scene.

A motorist – identified as an Arab – was grabbed in the middle of the street and assaulted by dozens of people on live television, in what Kan News described as a “live lynching”.


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Bat Yam residents, both in their 20s, have been arrested on suspicion of participating in last week’s assault.

A total of 22 people were arrested or detained in riots in East Jerusalem on Sunday, and the Jerusalem District Court also filed nine indictments for assaulting police officers and participating in the riots.

Also on Sunday, four residents of Wadi Ara, all in their early twenties, were charged in Haifa for allegedly throwing stones and assaulting police officers.

Israeli police arrested two residents of Jisr e-Zarka, a coastal town north of Caesarea on suspicion of brewing Molotov cocktails and throwing stones, Israel police reported in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Two vehicles belonging to Jewish residents of the Abu Tor neighborhood in Jerusalem were set on fire with Molotov cocktails on Sunday evening.

Abu Tor, a mixed neighborhood of Arabs and Jews, sits on the border between East and West Jerusalem.

Three Silwan residents were arrested in Jerusalem on Sunday morning, as crowds gathered and tried to prevent police from arresting two residents of the Jerusalem neighborhood suspected of an attack earlier this week.

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