Netanyahu’s convoy encounters demonstration near Fureidis, where a local man was murdered. Demonstrators asked to clear the road.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s convoy on Friday afternoon encountered a demonstration by dozens of residents of the Arab town of Fureidis, located in northern Israel, against the violence in Arab society.
As the Prime Minister’s convoy passed through, the demonstrators were asked to clear the intersection. The security guards, who came out with their weapons drawn, kept the protesters away with the help of the police. After a few hours, the police were able to reopen the intersection to traffic.
The Israel Police stated, “At the end of a negotiation process with the protesters and before the use of means, all the protesters at the Fureidis intersection have cleared the intersection, and the road is open in all directions.”
The protest followed the murder of a resident of Fureidis on Thursday night.
Since the beginning of the year, 123 Israeli Arabs have been murdered, more than twice as much as in the same time period last year.
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