Israeli police have fired stun grenades and used tear gas to scatter crowds following clashes between extreme right-wing Jewish activists and Arab residents of Umm al-Fahm town.
Dozens of supporters of radical Rabbi Meir Kahane traveled from al-Quds (Jerusalem) to the Arab town on Wednesday, calling on the Tel Aviv regime to outlaw the ‘Israeli Islamic Movement,’ Ynet reported.
The Islamic Movement is reportedly a religious, political and cultural movement in Israel that advocates the rights of the so-called ‘Israeli Muslims.’
The rightists were faced by hundreds of residents of the town and surrounding communities. Several protesters hurled rocks during the clashes though no serious injuries have been reported.
Police has reportedly arrested eight Palestinian stone throwers while chasing away the Israeli intruders.
Arab Knesset Member Afu Aghbaria (Hadash) was also reported lightly injured in the leg, apparently by a stun grenade.
A soldier disguised as an Arab was also wounded and shifted to a hospital.
Last year, a similar event was held in March by several dozen activists on the outskirts of Umm al-Fahm, in which disturbances broke out.