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Two Kiryat Ata residents were arrested on Thursday on suspicion of attacking two Arab construction workers, aged 20 and 25.

Police suspect the two, aged 19 and 25, arrived Thursday afternoon at a construction site in the town's center where the victims worked. They launched insults of racist nature at them, cursed Prophet Mohammed and later physically attacked them and damaged their car. One victim received medical treatment.

Upon their arrest, the two suspects attacked police and caused damage to Zvulun police headquarters.

Police will ask Krayot Magistrate's Court on Friday to extend their remand.