5 arrested during riots in southern Bedouin towns over forestation work

Police arrest five people during rioting in the southern Bedouin communities of Segev Shalom and Tel Sheva amid protests over tree planting in the Negev Desert.

The five — four Segev Shalom residents and a man from Tel Sheva — are suspected of disturbing the peace, throwing rocks and burning tires.

“Calm has been restored,” a police statement says, adding that officers remain at the scene.

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