Minister backs top cop, says protesters should be ashamed

On Twitter, Public Security Minister Omer Barlev backs his police chief, after protesters heckled him at the scene of the attack.

Barlev calls Yaakov Shabtai a “courageous commander… working day and night to strengthen security in Israel and return governance to the Negev.”

“I denounce those who dared to attack him during this tough hour at the scene of a terror attack. You should be ashamed,” he adds.

In Beersheba, hundreds of protesters block roads and wave flags as they decry what they say is a lack of action against Bedouin “lawlessness” in the region.

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