Riots break out in Jaffa after police killing of suspect fleeing shooting scene
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Riots break out in Jaffa after police killing of suspect fleeing shooting scene

Major road blocked to traffic as dozens of masked protesters clash with police officers near city's port; 3 detained

Screenshot from the clashes in Jaffa on Saturday, July 29, 2017 between residents and police following the police shooting of suspects involved in an earlier shooting at the city's port. (Twitter/Dudi Dolev)
Screenshot from the clashes in Jaffa on Saturday, July 29, 2017 between residents and police following the police shooting of suspects involved in an earlier shooting at the city's port. (Twitter/Dudi Dolev)

Dozens of masked rioters in the coastal city of Jaffa hurled stones and rolled burning tires at police officers on Saturday, in clashes that erupted hours after police shot two men allegedly fleeing the scene of a shooting at the city’s port. A man in his twenties died of his wounds and another man of the same age was moderately injured.

Police blocked off parts of the city’s main Yefet Street to vehicular traffic to contain the clashes.

At least three rioters were detained for questioning, police said.

In the early hours of Saturday, police officers opened fire at two men who were suspected of being involved in a shooting at the Jaffa port. According to police, the men attempted to flee the scene of the shooting on mopeds.

Both were taken to hospital, where one of them died of his wounds. The two men were both residents of Jaffa.

Channel 10 reported that the suspects shot back at police during the chase. Police said an investigation into the incident has been opened.

The police officer who shot at the suspects said he did so after they refused to stop and that the shots he fired were aimed at the back wheel of the moped.

A gag order was placed on the details of the earlier shooting at the port but the background is believed to be criminal.

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