A man opened fire on a group of Jews on Thursday, wounding one person, in the city Israeli from Lod, the scene of violent incidents in recent days, according to a witness and the police.

According to a witness contacted by AFP, a group of armed Jews was patrolling a sector of the city, located on the outskirts of Tel Aviv, when a man opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon and wounded a person in the leg.

“In the city of Lod a group of Jews was shot. There was one injured, the police are looking for suspects “confirmed an Israeli police spokesman, Micky Rosenfeld.

Days ago an Israeli Arab, Mussa Hassuna, was shot dead during a clash between nationalist Jews and young Arabs in this mixed city in central Israel.

At least one synagogue was attacked and partially destroyed, and several cars were set on fire, prompting the authorities to impose a “state of alarm” and a curfew starting at 8:00 p.m.

The head of the far-right formation “Religious Zionism”, Bezalel Smotrich, assured that he was present this Thursday in Lod and accused the police of “doing nothing”. The politician requested the intervention of the army to “avoid a bloodbath.”

Hours earlier, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz had ordered “massive” reinforcements in mixed Israeli cities, where Jews and Arabs coexist.

Violence in cities like Lod erupted after incidents in East Jerusalem between Palestinians protesting the expulsion of families from a neighborhood in the city.

Those incidents escalated into serious riots at the Esplanade of the Mosques, a Muslim holy site in Jerusalem, and then the Islamist movement Hamas fired rockets from the Gaza Strip, sparking the worst military incidents in the area since the war in Gaza. 2014.

On Wednesday a 33-year-old Israeli Arab was attacked by far-right militants in Bat Yam, near Tel Aviv. The man was taken to hospital with fractures to his face and ribs.

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