During clashes with police protesting against the march of the Jewish-Arab town of Umm el-Fahm in northern Israel, slightly wounded a correspondent of Russian television channel NTV Alex Ivliev, reports RIA Novosti.
According to the journalist, crew channel covering the event, fell under the hail of stones and bottles, which local residents have met demonstrators. Because of the tear gas that make it difficult to review, the journalist was unable to dodge from one of the stones. Hospitalization Ivlieva that stone cut the skin on your head, do not need.
According to AFP, the activists marched right of the Jewish organizations in the predominantly Arab-populated town of Umm el-Fahm was authorized by the court, though before its organizers repeatedly denied. The authors demonstrate Baruch Marzel and Itamar Ben-Gvir said that the march was a "test of Israeli democracy," because freedom of movement guaranteed by the constitution. Demonstrators gathered in the city carrying national flags of Israel.
Arrived on the scene about 2500 police officers, police helicopters circled the air, the venue of the march on duty ambulances.
However, representatives of leftist and Arab nationalist organization claimed that the march is provocative, and promised to prevent it. In their view, this is a racist action, and Jewish nationalists seek to expel Arabs from Israel. The crowd, which had a large number of children and adolescents, blocked the entrance to the city, the police officers guarding the demonstration of stones and bottles flew. In response, security forces fired tear gas, sound grenades and water cannons. According to preliminary data, slightly wounding three policemen,
The march, which were protected by a cordon of police on the outskirts of Umm al-Fahm, was completed approximately one hour after it began. It clarifies the AFP, in Israel, about 20 percent of the population is Arab. It is the descendants of those who remained on their land after the creation in 1948, the Jewish state and not left in the Arab-Israeli wars.