Four people arrested in connection with Umm el-Fahm riots

Dozens of young people, some of whom were wearing masks, started to arrive at the entrance to the city and reportedly began to disturb the peace.

 One of the cars that was burned during riots in Umm al-Fahm, November 3, 2021. (photo credit: FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE)
One of the cars that was burned during riots in Umm al-Fahm, November 3, 2021.
(photo credit: FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE)

Four people were arrested on Friday night and early Saturday morning in connection with riots in Umm el-Fahm, N12 reported.

The report cited a police statement saying that after a procession was held in the town, arranged in advance with authorities, dozens of young people, some of whom were wearing masks, arrived and began to disturb the peace.

THE ARAB-ISRAELI city of Umm al-Fahm in the foreground and Wadi Ara in the background. (credit: REUTERS)THE ARAB-ISRAELI city of Umm al-Fahm in the foreground and Wadi Ara in the background. (credit: REUTERS)

According to N12, the agitators attempted to block the entrance to the town, burned tires, ignited fireworks and threw rocks at security forces.

Border Police and other security forces made four arrests, N12 added.

“At the end of the investigation and in accordance with the evidence in the case, it will be decided whether to hold a hearing in Haifa Court on Saturday to extend their [the suspects’] detention,” the police spokeswoman said, adding,“The Israel Police will continue to act resolutely against violators of order and vandalism.”