Jaffa: Protesters attack police with rocks and tear gas

Protesters attempt to force their way into construction site, attack police, after judge orders halt to construction of homeless shelter.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Arabs protest the new project in Jaffa
Arabs protest the new project in Jaffa
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Three protesters were arrested Wednesday during a protest against construction in Jaffa, Israel Hayom reported.

The demonstration began after a Tel Aviv judge ordered a halt to the construction of a homeless shelter. Shortly after protesters gathered, they became violent, with some of them trying to force their way into the site and others attacking police officers with tear gas and rocks.

The three arrested protesters were taken for interrogation by police.

Protests originally centered around Arab claims that the shelter was being built over a cemetery.

On Wednesday, Tel Aviv District Court judge Limor Bibi ordered a temporary halt to the construction, explaining that the building permits had expired, but emphasizing that the ruling was not final and that the issue would be discussed in a hearing next month.