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After mass rioting, police announce 8 p.m. curfew in Lod

Police announce a curfew in the city of Lod between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m. as forces amass in the city to prevent a third night of rioting and violence.

The only cause to leave one’s home during those hours will be to seek shelter due to rockets, for medical attention or due to other specifically authorized urgent needs — with police providing the following numbers to seek such approval:

Hebrew: 08-9279201/08-9279217
Arabic: 08-9279123

A state of emergency was declared in Lod after intense Arab rioting late Tuesday saw synagogues and numerous shops torched, along with dozens of cars.

Police in Lod following a night of heavy rioting by Arab residents in the city, on May 12, 2021 (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
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