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Netanyahu proclaims emergency in Lod over rampant riots

Netanyahu and Gantz have ordered battalions of border police assisting the IDF to go to Lod and other mixed population towns

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared a state of in Lod as intense rioting has erupted in the Arab-Jewish city amid escalating tensions between Israel and Palestine.

Three synagogues and numerous shops have been set on fire in Lod, and dozens of cars have been set alight.

Some residents are reportedly avoiding using public shelters during rocket sirens, out of fear they could be attacked by Palestinian mobs.

Netanyahu has declared the state of in Lod after a meeting of top security and legal officials of Israel. This is the first use of emergency powers over a Muslim community in Jewish land Israel since the end of the military administration over the Arabs of Israel in 1966.

Meanwhile, air-raid sirens sound in two communities in the Eshkol region of southern Israel, following a half-hour lull in rocket fire from Gaza.

Lod Mayor Yair Revivo said he had asked the Prime Minister Netanyahu to declare the state of in the city and called for deploying the military to control the chaotic situation.

“I have called on the prime minister to declare the state of in Lod. To call in the IDF. To impose a curfew. To restore quiet… This is a giant incident — an Intifada of Arab Israelis. All the work we have done here for years (on coexistence) has gone down the drain,” he said.

Following this, Netanyahu and Defence Minister Benny Gantz ordered battalions of Border Police assisting the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) to go to Lod and other mixed population towns experiencing unrest.

United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East, Tor Wennesland, urged both sides to stop the violence, saying that the situation was escalating towards a “full scale war”.

“Stop the fire immediately. We are escalating towards a full scale war. Leaders on all sides have to take the responsibility of de-escalation. The cost of war in is devastating and is being paid by ordinary people. The UN is working with all sides to restore calm. Stop the violence now,” he tweeted.

On 11 May, Hamas said that it fired 137 rockets in around five minutes in an apparent attempt to overwhelm the Dome missile defence system. Less than an hour later, the two women were killed in an apparently separate attack.

Over 630 rockets were fired at Israel from Monday evening through11 May afternoon, 200 of which were intercepted by Dome missile defence batteries while 150 others fell short of their targets and landed inside the Strip, according to the army.

The country has been embroiled in over the impending eviction of dozens of Palestinians from East Jerusalem’s neighbourhood.

Over 70 Palestinians in total are set to be evicted from Sheikh Jarrah in the coming weeks to be replaced by right-wing Jewish Israelis. The Palestinians live in houses built on land that courts have ruled were owned by Jewish religious associations before the establishment of Israel in 1948.


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The whole media fraternity, both MSM & SM, national & international, are doing this at a monumental scale (nothing of the sort you are quoting) against Gujarat & Gujarati for decades demonizing them to no end.. and now doing the same against UP & UPiites..

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One of the useful things about Twitter is that it clearly reveals how much the BJP-leaning SM ecosystem despises Bengal and Bengalis
(and anything "intellectual")

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It is easy to demonize Hindutva ideology because we never really learn about it.

(instead we know too much about one family)

A deep dive by @sreemoytalukdar into the history of Hindutva.

Fantastic piece.

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