Arrest of Jewish murder suspects reignites Arab riots across Israel

A Palestinian boy throws a stone at Israel's security fence. Credit: Justin McIntosh via Wikimedia Commons.

( Violent Arab riots were reignited on Sunday evening following the news that Israeli authorities had arrested six Jewish suspects in the abduction and murder of Palestinian youth Mohammad Abu Khudair.

In northern Israel, hundreds of young masked Arabs threw stones at police forces and set fire to tires and trash cans, Israel Hayom reported.

At the entrance to the Israeli Arab village of Tamra in the Western Galilee, some 200 masked rioters demonstrated. Police special forces rounded up the rioters, pushing them back into the village to prevent the blockage of traffic on Route 70.

Riots also broke out in Nazareth, Shfaram, I’billin, Kafr Nahaf in the Western Galilee, and Kafr Kanna in the Lower Galilee, with dozens of young protesters waving Palestinian flags and throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at special forces and border police officers attempting to disperse the crowd. Some 67 rioters were arrested on Sunday and arraigned on Monday morning.

Posted on July 7, 2014 .