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Police in Yafo (Jaffa) following Arab violence on Oct. 6, 2015.

Masked Arabs in port city of Jaffa burned tires, hurled objects and shouted slogans on Saturday in a riot that followed a shootout between police and two men who were fleeing the scene of a crime.

The protesters marched along Yefet Street chanting against Arab profiling and police brutality, according to Ynet.


Details of the crime at the port are unavailable due to a gag order.

Both of the suspects were residents of Jaffa. They were being pursued by police after a shooting in which they were suspected at the port.

According to a report by Channel 10 TV news, police ordered the pair to stop, and they refused. The officer then aimed for the back wheels of the mopeds, with the two suspects, who were firing back at police.

Both were wounded and taken to hospital, where one of the suspects, a man in his twenties, later died of his wounds. The second was seriously injured, but survived.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.