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PA Arabs Riot, Block Road in Tyre, Lebanon

Dozens of Palestinian Authority Arabs rioted in Lebanon on Saturday, cutting off the main road leading to the city of Tyre.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 7/1/2012, 10:00 AM

Lebanese soldiers take positions aainst PA Arabs
Lebanese soldiers take positions aainst PA Arabs
Reuters

Dozens of Palestinian Authority Arabs rioted in Lebanon on Saturday, cutting off the main road leading to the city of Tyre.

Security sources reported “the Palestinians blocked the road with burning tires” following the arrest of a PA Arab who hurled rocks at Internal Security Forces.

Earlier in the day on Saturday, ISF officers had demolished an illegal structure in the city neighborhood of Jal Bahr.

A brother of the structure's owner hurled rocks at the ISF officers and cursed them – and was subsequently arrested.

Meanwhile Lebanese army soldiers were called for backup, and together with ISF officers dispersed the mob, extinguished the burning tires and reopened the road.

Less than two weeks ago, PA Arabs in the Beddawi neighborhood in Tripoli blocked roads with flaming tires after at least one of the Arabs died in clashes with Lebanese soldiers.

The violence came during a funeral held for a PA Arab who had died during clashes with the Lebanese army that had  three days prior.