Arabs Attack Reporter in Riot at Jaffa Funeral

Riots in Jaffa, July 29, 2017

An Israeli reporter from Channel 2 television news was attacked Saturday night by rioting Arabs while filming the funeral of an Arab who was killed during a police chase after an incident at Jaffa port.

Gilad Shalmor was taken to Ichilov Medical Center in Tel Aviv, where he was listed in good condition, with mild injuries.

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Participants in the funeral were yelling “Allahu Akbar!” (the Islamic war cry, “God is Great” in Arabic) while throwing rocks and other objects.

The windshield of a police car was smashed, as were some of the windows of the store fronts of some of the local shops.

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