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Arab man charged with terror, attempted murder for Acre stoning attack

An Acre man has been indicted on charges of attempted murder and terror for his role in violent rioting in the city last month.

Habib Abu Habib, 41, is accused of throwing a stone at the head of Mordechai Katz from only a few feet away on the night of May 12, knocking him to the ground, where he was kicked and stoned before being rescued by locals and a police official who fired his gun into the air.

Prosecutors say Abu Habib is seen on a video picking up the stone in the street, running at Katz and throwing it at him.

He is also accused of taking part in the stoning of the car of another man in the city later that night.

The rioting came amid intense ethnic violence that rocked Israeli cities for several days during the Operation Guardian of the Walls conflict in Gaza.

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