Police arrest Thai man for ‘terrorizing’ laborers
Man charged with assault for crims in Menuha village; police also make arrests in Arab village after brawl.
Handcuffed Photo: Reuters/Benoit Tessier
Police arrested a Thai worker in the southern village of Menuha in recent days
on suspicion of “terrorizing” other Thai workers.
The investigation began
when police were called to the village repeatedly in March after receiving
reports of brawls between the workers, which involved the use of metal bars and
resulted in injuries.
The head of Kiryat Gat police’s investigations
office assembled a special team to investigate the multiple incidents of
violence, and began interviewing Thai workers.
Police were surprised to
find that one of the workers allegedly enforced a “reign of terror,” according
to a police spokeswoman, not just in the village, but throughout the whole of
“Serious violence” was used in the process, the spokeswoman
The man was arrested and charged with assault.
unrelated incident, a feud between two families in the Arab village of Raina
resulted in injuries and arrests early on Tuesday. Police said a 19-year-old man
was lightly injured in a mass brawl, and five suspects were
Also in Nazareth, an 18-year-old man was stabbed in the leg
during a fight between groups of youths. Paramedics rushed the youth to the
Rambam Medical Center in Haifa in moderate condition.
Police arrested a
21-year-old from Nazareth on suspicion of carrying out the stabbing.