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Israeli police disperse protesters in Arab town

Israeli police disperse protesters in Arab town

Israeli police say they are using stun grenades and tear gas to disperse a protest by Arab residents of a northern Israeli town.
Police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld says hundreds of protesters are hurling stones at thousands of security men who have gathered in Umm el-Fahm. There are no reports of serious injuries.
Umm el-Fahm is one of Israel's largest Arab town. The demonstration began after Jewish extremists marched by the town in what was widely seen as a provocation. Hundreds of residents were gathered at entrances to the town.
Arabs in Israel are one-fifth of Israel's population. They suffer discrimination and tend to be poorer their Jewish counterparts.


Updated : 2021-10-16 05:15 GMT+08:00