Israeli Arabs riot over Taiba housing-demolition orders

About 100 men, many of them masked, throw stones at police and burn tires in protest.

By
May 4, 2010 08:42

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

A group of some 100 Israeli Arabs, many of them masked, threw stones at police and burned tires in Taiba on Monday to protest a court-ordered demolition of a number of buildings that had been constructed without permits.

Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said around 40 protesters had donned masked and hurled stones. In an effort to quell the riot, police deployed additional officers in the town to back up those on the ground, and closed off Route 444 near the town.


One policewoman was wounded in the incident and evacuated to the Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba for treatment. Shortly after the first round of disturbances, a group gathered around the Taiba Municipality building and attempted to break in, police said.
“Police arrived on the scene and sealed off the area to prevent an escalation,” Rosenfeld said.


Police were still deployed in Taiba in large numbers on Monday evening, and Route 444 remained closed.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

By SHARON UDASIN