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Fierce clashes in city of Lod between Israeli police, Arab Israelis

The central Israeli city of Lod witnessed fierce clashes Tuesday between Arab youths and police during a funeral procession for an Arab Israeli resident who was killed by an Israeli settler.

The Israeli daily Yediot Ahronoth reported that two Israeli police officers were injured in the clashes, which also saw a police vehicle set ablaze.

Hundreds of Arab residents of the city took part in the funeral procession for their Arab kinsman, who was killed Monday.

Israeli police said Tuesday that they arrested an Israeli suspected of killing the Arab Israeli and seriously wounding another.

Israel later announced a state of emergency in Lod, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Twitter


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