Local Arab and Jewish leaders issue joint call for calm after days of violence

A number of Arab and Jewish leaders sign a statement calling for calm after days of violence in a number of cities across the country, the Walla news site reports.

According to the report, more than a dozen council members from the cities of Lod, Acre, Haifa, Tel Aviv-Yafo, and Ramle sign the statement.

Arab violence has erupted in other cities across Israel as well, alongside reports of Jewish attacks.

Israel ordered a massive boost to police forces deployed in cities with Jewish and Arab populations after a state of emergency was declared in Lod, where intense Arab rioting late Tuesday reportedly saw three synagogues and numerous shops torched, along with dozens of cars.

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