After the violence that started with the murder of a Palestinian by a Jew in Lod, Israel and continued for days, Mayor Yair Revivo stated that vehicles, synagogues and schools were set on fire in the clashes in the city and explained that he described the events as “civil war”.
NETANYAHU ANNOUNCED A state of emergency
Upon the call of President Revivo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a state of emergency in the city. After the state of emergency, many security forces were dispatched to the city, a curfew was imposed between 20.00 and 04.00 local time in order to suppress the violence, and clashes continued in the city despite the ban.
CONFIRM WIDE-EXTENSIVE MEASURES
Netanyahu stated that he could allow administrative detentions due to the ongoing violence in the city, and announced that he would approve wide-ranging measures to suppress the violence.
Prime Minister Netanyahu told reporters, “There is no greater threat at the moment than these incidents of ethnic violence. We have no choice but to restore law and order by using force ”.
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz has approved the call of up to 9,000 reserves to the army if necessary.
RESPONSE TO ADMINISTRATIVE DETENTION
Many people oppose the practice of administrative detention that allows them to be detained for prolonged periods without formal charges against them.
In the Israeli press, it was also stated that Netanyahu was considering sending troops to suppress and control the events due to the inadequacy of the police in the face of ongoing violence in the city.
Police General Director Kobi Shabtai allegedly opposed Netanyahu’s plan. It was stated that Shabtai opposed the use of military forces in civilian events and believed that army units lacked training to deal with civilians.
Shabtai also stated that, despite the curfew in the city, due to the ongoing violence, as of 17:00 local time, the entrance to the city was banned.
Source: News Global