9 police injured, 13 people arrested in Nazareth clashes

October 17, 2011 10:50


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Nine police officers were injured when they were attacked and hit with stones while responding to a call in  Nazareth overnight Sunday. 

One police officer suffered a broken leg, while another had his arm broken in the incident. Seven additional officers sustained light injuries.

Thirteen people were detained in the incident, ten of whom were scheduled to face remand hearings on Monday.

"This is a serious incident in which police were attacked while performing their lawful duty," said Northern District Commander Roni Attia, "The lawbreakers will be prosecuted," he added.

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