Riots broke out in 40 cities and towns of Israel last night, the participants of which burned cars, smashed government buildings and attacked police officers, 12 police officers were injured, 270 suspects were arrested, Israeli police spokesman Mika Rosenfeld told reporters.
“Border police were operating in 40 different areas across the country, where protesters burned cars, attacked law enforcement officers and damaged state property”, – Rosenfeld said.
“Twelve police officers were injured, mostly of moderate severity”, – Rosenfeld added.
On the evening of May 10, the conflict on the border between Israel and Palestine escalated sharply. Palestinian groups have fired over a hundred rockets at Israel from the Gaza Strip. Most of them were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.
Large-scale unrest in Israeli cities with a significant proportion of the Arab population has not subsided since Monday amid unrest in East Jerusalem and aggravation on the border with the Gaza Strip.
A state of emergency was declared last night in Lod, Israel, a city with a significant proportion of Arab residents, where large-scale unrest broke out on Wednesday night, the government transferred additional border police battalions to the city. In Lod, protesters ransacked the local market and the building of a religious Jewish school, and burned dozens of cars.
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