Arab town engulfed in further riots after local elections

Hundreds of Kfar Manda residents rioted on Sunday evening and police arrested 17 people in Arab-Israeli town after local elections.

November 12, 2018 11:22
Kfar Manda

Clashes at Kfar Manda. (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)


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Hundreds of Kfar Manda residents rioted on Sunday evening and police arrested 17 people as the Arab-Israeli town tries to come to term with local election results, which were determined by 24 votes, Channel 10 reports.  

Police officers were assaulted using stones, fire-work launchers and explosive devices, two officers were injured. 
Police confiscated 30 explosive devices and dozens of firework launchers on Sunday.

On Saturday morning a riot which included hundreds of people erupted in the town, three people were injured and taken to a hospital in Nazareth. 

A large police force was sent and protesters threw stones at the officers and used fire-works to deter them from advancing. Several police cars were damaged and an explosive device was found near one police vehicle. 

26 protesters were arrested. 

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