The police say they want to ‚restore deterrence‘ after a wave of Jewish-Arab mob violence, but Arab leaders fear that political activists will be arrested too and that the police only act when Jews‘ safety is at stake
Hundreds of police officers entered Tel Aviv’s historically Arab suburb of Jaffa Tuesday as part of a nationwide crackdown on civilians suspected of having taken part in the recent racially motivated riots around the country.
They fired a rubber bullet that hit his face. The name might conjure up this image of a bouncy little ball, but rubber bullets can be as big as your palm, and they are very much still bullets.
That same night, Israeli police shoot again down that same road.
„Don’t shoot, there are children there! My son is there!“ a Palestinian man yells.
„Whoever is out at this time is not a child,“ an officer replies, while another fires a stun grenade for no apparent reason.