Jaffa: Protesters burn tires following death of civilian from Israel Police gunfire

Jaffa residents are furious about the death of a young man last night by Israel Police gunfire. Protesters began burning tires and throwing rocks at police officers. Early this morning, the 21-year-old who was shot during a night chase by the Israel Police was pronounced dead.

Riots in Jaffa

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Riots broke out in Jaffa this afternoon (Saturday) as masked men threw rocks and burned tires on Yeffet Street and at Haj Kahil Junction. The disturbances come after a 21-year-old Jaffa resident was killed last night by Israel Police gunfire during a night chase. As a result of the clashes, Yeffet Street is blocked to traffic at a number of segments.

Early this morning, a Yaffo resident in his 20s succumbed to his wounds in the hospital after being shot by Israel Police forces during a chase. An additional man in his 20s was moderately injured. The circumstances behind the incident were transferred for review by the Police Investigation Department, as is customary in such cases.

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