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Six Israelis arrested during Hebron clashes reportedly already released

Israeli security forces deploy riot dispersal means amid altercations between Israelis and Palestinians, on their way to visit the tomb of Othniel in the West Bank city of Hebron, on November 19, 2022. (HAZEM BADER / AFP)
Israeli security forces deploy riot dispersal means amid altercations between Israelis and Palestinians, on their way to visit the tomb of Othniel in the West Bank city of Hebron, on November 19, 2022. (HAZEM BADER / AFP)

Six Israeli suspects arrested amid yesterday’s violence in Hebron have been released, Channel 12 news reports.

The violent clashes, which left a soldier and two Palestinians hurt, came as thousands of Jewish Israelis spent the weekend in the city for an annual pilgrimage.

Giora Eiland, a retired general and former national security adviser, compares the attacks on Palestinians and troops to Kristallnacht.

“Dozens initiated attacks on Palestinian shops, causing damage, and rioted without any provocation, also hurting Palestinians,” Eiland tells Channel 12. “These are terrible scenes that can return us to November 10, 1938, to Kristallnacht, except that of course that we were on the other side,” he adds.

Eiland notes that Prime Minister Yair Lapid and IDF chief Aviv Kohavi slammed the attack on soldiers, but failed to condemn the unprovoked attacks on Palestinians

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