Kibbutz security chief fires gun in air during fight with pro-overhaul protesters; 7 detained

Police respond to an incident near Kibbutz Hatzerim on July 24, 2023. (Israel Police)
Police respond to an incident near Kibbutz Hatzerim on July 24, 2023. (Israel Police)

Police say that a fight broke out between pro-overhaul protesters and residents of the southern Israeli kibbutz of Hetzarim, during which the head of the town’s security squad fired his gun in the air.

Officers arrived at the scene and restored order, but also detained seven suspects for questioning, police say.

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