Jaffa's New Normal: Checkpoints, Stun Grenades and Police Brutality

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Police patrolling during a protest at Jaffa's Gan Hashnayim, Tuesday.
Police patrolling during a protest at Jaffa's Gan Hashnayim, Tuesday.Credit: Ofer Vaknin

The stun grenades that were thrown into the yards of homes in Jaffa on recent nights didn’t make the main headlines on the TV news reports, didn’t receive attention from politicians and were not reported in the international media. One could say that compared to the riots in other mixed cities in Israel, such as Lod, Jaffa now looks calm. Even quiet.

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