Dozens of right-wing Jewish extremists are rioting in Bat Yam, attacking Arab-owned shops and vandalizing them. This is reported by the Times of Israel.
Posts calling for participation in the riots have circulated on social media before.
Bat-Yam Mayor Zwika Brot says police have arrested some young men. He says that the police knew about the group’s plans in advance, and claims that they are not residents of the city.
In Acre, a Jewish man in his early 30s was seriously injured after Arab rebels threw stones at him. He suffered a head injury.
Meanwhile, Jewish protesters in the city march and shout “Death to the Arabs”.
It is reported that in Haifa, Jews threw stones at an Arab in a car.
In Lodi, rioters set fire to a police car.
Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef issued a statement asking Jews not to resort to violence against Arab citizens.
“Innocent Israeli civilians are being attacked by terrorist organizations, blood is running hot, and our hearts are outraged… But we cannot be drawn to provocations, to harm people or damage property, “ he says.
He adds that the Torah does not allow you to take the law into your own hands.
“The work of restoring order should be entrusted to the police,” he added. “We should be a light for the nations, and not, God forbid, on the contrary.”
Shelling between Israel and Palestine has continued since May 10. Then in Jerusalem, there were clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces. In the latter, the order was given to oust the Palestinians from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, where they barricaded themselves, trying to disrupt the celebration of Jerusalem Day.
According to the Palestinian Red Crescent, more than 300 Palestinians were injured, 228 of them had to be hospitalized. The Israeli side claimed 21 wounded policemen, including three hospitalized. Both sides accused each other of escalating the violence.
After that, Hamas issued an ultimatum to Israel: if the Israeli security services do not retreat from the Al-Aqsa Mosque, they will start firing rockets at Israel. In the end, it did. In response, Israel shelled the Gaza Strip, which led to an escalation of the situation.