Fight breaks out at Beit Shemesh construction site, five arrested

A dispute over salaries led to a large-scale fight between Hebron-resident builders and builders who live in the South.

 A Beit Shemesh construction site where a large fight broke out. (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
A Beit Shemesh construction site where a large fight broke out.
(photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

One man was lightly injured and five arrested in a violent incident at a construction site in Beit Shemesh on Tuesday.

A video of the incident shows builders throwing objects and a tractor driver flipping over a private vehicle at the site.

Israel Police officers who were called to the scene broke up the fight.

Outcome of the fight

As a result of the incident, the Beit Shemesh police station commander ordered the construction site to be shut down for 14 days.

A police investigation determined that the fight had broken out over a salary dispute between builders who live in Hebron and builders who live in the south.

 During a fight at a Beit Shemesh construction site, a car was flipped over. (credit: ISRAEL POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT) During a fight at a Beit Shemesh construction site, a car was flipped over. (credit: ISRAEL POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

An hour after the incident, the two sides in the fight met to make up, and the meeting was filmed and posted on Facebook.

The investigation is ongoing, and the police are expected to request on Wednesday an extention of the arrests of the five men.