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Police arrest another 7 suspects in riots over forestry work in south

Tires are set on fire in the southern Bedouin town of Tel Sheva, January 12, 2022. (Screenshot: Twitter)
Tires are set on fire in the southern Bedouin town of Tel Sheva, January 12, 2022. (Screenshot: Twitter)

Police say they are dispersing a riot in the southern city of Rahat amid protests by Bedouin residents against forestry work in the Negev Desert.

Officers arrest six suspects and police say the incident is “under control.”

Police also announce the arrest of another suspect in the town of Tel Sheva and say rocks were thrown at a car driving on Route 25, causing damage to the vehicle but no injuries.

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