Three Arrested for Stone Throwing in Jaffa on Second Day of Protests

Demonstrators attend protests in several Israeli Arab locales throughout the country; seven detained after firebomb thrown at Umm al Fahm protest.

Protests in Jaffa, October 7, 2015.
Protests in Jaffa, October 7, 2015.Credit: Ofer Vaknin

Dozens of people attended demonstrations in central Jaffa for the second night in a row amid the escalating Jerusalem and West Bank tensions.

Three of the protesters were arrested, two of them after throwing stones at a passing bus. The bus was damaged, but no one was wounded. Wednesday's demonstration was considerably smaller than Tuesday's demonstration, which saw six people arrested.

In the central Israeli city of Lod, approximately 80 people attended demonstrations in the city's Palmach Square. One policeman was lightly wounded after several protesters threw stones at police. Five protesters were arrested soon after and the demonstration was dispersed.

At an additional demonstration in the northern Israeli city of Umm al Fahm, seven protesters were arrested on suspicion of throwing a firebomb at Israeli security forces. There were no injuries.

In Nazareth, a bus driver reported that a stone was thrown at him. His bus suffered minor damages, but no one was injured.

Earlier Wednesday, Ashdod police superintendent Noam Shekel said that all citizens licensed to carry firearms should do so in light of the tense security situation.

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