A suspected Palestinian driver was dragged out of his car in a Tel Aviv suburb on Wednesday evening and severely beaten by a group of Israeli men. International news agencies report this. The incident was continued bystanders filmed and you can see how the man is kicked until he is bloody and lies motionless on the ground.
Despite the state of emergency and curfew in Israel, fierce fighting broke out between Palestinian and Israeli residents in several cities on Wednesday night. The driver was attacked in Bat Jam. According to the AP news agency, an ultra-nationalist Israeli crowd marched through the streets and destroyed an Arab-owned ice cream shop. The victim drove by and was pulled from his car and beaten up because the crowd assumed it was an Arab. The man has been taken to hospital. In the coastal city of Akko, a Jewish man was seriously injured by a group of Arabs, according to Israeli media.
“Nothing justifies the lynching of Arabs living among Jews, and nothing justifies the lynching of Jews living among Arabs. We will not accept this and regain control of the cities, ”said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in response to the violence.
The militant Islamic organization Hamas fired dozens of rockets from the Gaza Strip again on Wednesday night at Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv. The Israeli anti-aircraft system has intercepted most of the explosives. At dawn on Thursday, Israel launched another airstrike on Gaza. In the center of the city of Gaza, among other things, a six-storey residential flat has been blown up. It is currently unknown whether people were killed.
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Since violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories escalated on Monday, at least 67 Gazans have been killed and seven victims in Israel. Palestinian militants have fired at least 1,200 missiles and the Israeli army has launched hundreds of air strikes in the north of the Gaza Strip. It is the most serious outbreak of violence in the area since the Gaza war in 2014.