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Netanyahu declares state of emergency in Lod

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declares a state of emergency in the mixed Arab and Jewish city of Lod that is the scene of widespread and violent rioting.

He makes the decision at a special meeting of top security and legal officials.

Police Minister Amir Ohana says he will use his authority to implement the orders.

This is the first use of emergency powers over an Arab community in Israel since the end of the military administration over the Arabs of Israel in 1966.

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