Fierce clashes in city of Lod between Israeli police, Arab Israelis

A central Israeli city on Tuesday witnessed fierce clashes with police on Tuesday after a funeral procession of an Arab Israeli killed by an Israeli settler.

Israeli daily Yediot Ahronoth reported two Israeli police officers in the city of Lod were injured in the clashes, which also saw a police vehicle set ablaze.

Hundreds of Arab citizens of the city took part in the funeral procession of their Arab kinsman, who was killed on Monday.

Israeli police said on Tuesday that they arrested an Israeli suspected of killing the Arab Israeli and seriously wounding another.

On Monday, thousands of Arab Israelis demonstrated in the northern cities of Haifa, Nazareth, Shfaram, and Tira in protest of Israeli policies in Jerusalem, where 98 of them were arrested by Israeli police.

According to the Times of Israel, the protesters blocked main roads and, in Nazareth, set trash cans ablaze in the middle of the street.

In Haifa, hundreds of demonstrators marched through the city’s main thoroughfare to the city’s German Colony neighborhood.

Sourc:e: Anadolu Agency