Police slam ‘reckless’ clashes with Israeli Arabs after mosque arson attack


By Eli Ashkenazi

Hundreds of youths clash with police in Upper Galilee village overnight Monday, blocking roads and setting fire to buildings; former village council chief says incident ‘only harms us.’

Northern District Police Commander Major-General Roni Atia, who visited the scene of Monday night’s clashes in the village of Tuba-Zangariyya on Tuesday, has described the incident as “reckless.”

“We will not allow this wildness,” Atia said. “We will hold those who break the law accountable.

The incident, in which hundreds of youths clashed with police, happened in response to Sunday’s arson attack on a mosque, allegedly by Jewish extremists, in the Bedouin village in northern Israel.

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