Kiryat Arba Police Arrest Jews After Arab Riot

Arabs riot at site of Kiryat Arba stabbing, throw rocks at Jewish protesters; police arrest Jews injured in the attack - not rioters.

Arutz Sheva Staff , | updated: 17:30

Arrest (Illustrative)
Arrest (Illustrative)
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Four people - three adults and a 15 year-old - were arrested in Kiryat Arba on Friday afternoon, during a protest march over the stabbing attack earlier in the day in the area, according to legal rights group Honenu. 

According to the report, at least one of the detainees was injured in a rock-throwing attack by Palestinian Arabs staging a counter-protest at the site. Israel Police apparently arrested Jewish protestors at the site, but not the Arabs trying to escalate the situation into even more violence. 

The police station initially refused to let a Honenu attorney meet with the detainees, but capitulated after Attorney Vered Levy threatened to file a formal complaint over the move. 

"The police's conduct is outrageous and violates the rights of detainees severely," she said. "The detainees were attacked by Arabs who were bizarrely not arrested for it."

"I hope that the detainees will be released soon and will receive medical treatment," she added. 




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