The prime minister’s office announced in a statement Saturday night that the nation’s police force is beefing up its security presence in the country’s integrated towns, such as Ramle.
An additional contingent of three companies of Border Guard Police reservists was authorized for deployment in mixed Arab-Jewish cities where increased tensions have become obvious over the past 48 hours.
Dozens of Arab rioters hurled rocks at Israeli police officers in the integrated town of Ramle on Saturday afternoon. At least ten arrests were made, according to police.
Also on Saturday night, a Jerusalem bus driver was injured in a stone-throwing attack by Arabs hurling rocks as he drove his vehicle along Rehov Shmuel HaNavi. The route skirts along the area outside the Old City of Jerusalem adjacent to an area leading to an Arab neighborhood.