Netanyahu, Gantz order Border Police battalions sent to riot-torn Lod

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister  Benny Gantz order battalions of Border Police to Lod in central Israel which has seen massive riots by Arab residents over the last 24 hours.

The move comes after the mayor of Lod requested assistance from the military to quell the violence.

Gantz’s office says the border guards will be sent to Lod immediately.

A car set on fire by Israeli Arab residents during riots and clashes between Arab and Jewish residents, in the central Israeli town of Lod, on May 11, 2021. (Yossi Aloni/FLASH90)
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