More Arrests Made in Um el-Fahm


Police during the night arrested eight additional suspects believed to have taken part in the violence earlier this week seeking to prevent the flag parade.

About 30 people are being arraigned today, Thursday, in the Chadera Magistrate’s Court.

About 3,000 policemen were on hand to maintain order during the event, which consisted of 100 flag waving marchers. The leaders of Um el-Fahm, an Israeli Arab municipality vowed to prevent the marchers from entering, declaring a general strike on the day to encourage residents to come and assist in preventing the march.

Police and marchers were attacked with rocks, leaving the nation’s deputy chief of police injured as a result of being struck in his head with a rock.

(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel