DEVELOPING: Amid Gaza barrages, major rioting and chaos erupt in Lod; Mayor: It’s civil war

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A car set on fire by Israeli Arab residents during riots and clashes between Arab and Jewish residents, in the central Israeli town of Lod, on December 12, 2021. Photo by Yossi Aloni / FLASH90

Border Police forces rushed to city as synagogues, stores, cars set alight by Arab mobs; meanwhile, PM says terror groups will pay after unprecedented rocket fire on central Israel.

Netanyahu, Gantz order Border Police battalions sent to riot-torn Lod.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Benny Gantz have ordered battalions of Border Police to Lod in central Israel which has seen massive riots by Arab residents over the last 24 hours.

The move comes after the mayor of Lod requested assistance from the military to quell the violence.

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Gantz’s office says the border guards will be sent to Lod immediately.

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(Times of Israel)

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