State of emergency declared in Israel city Lod
Published: 10:40 AM, 12 May 2021
Benjamin Netanyahu declared a state of emergency in Lod; Photo: Collected
Israel has declared a state of emergency in the central city of Lod as the conflict between Israeli occupiers and Palestinian intensifies.
Cars were set on fire and 12 people were reported injured in clashes, Lod’s mayor likened the incident to a “civil war”.
Qatar-based Al Jazeera reported on Wednesday morning, citing a statement from Israel’s government.
The statement said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had discussed the latest situation in the southern city of Tel Aviv with top officials, including the Minister of Defense and Public Security, and instructed law enforcement to deal with the situation “strictly”.
Earlier on Monday, an Israeli Jew shot and killed a Palestinian named Musa Hasuna in the city of Lod. Since then, violence has spread there.