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December 4, 2013 3:03 pm

Prosecutors Issue More Indictments After Bedouin Protest

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Bedouins in the Sinai desert. Photo: Wiki Commons.

Israel Hayom – The Southern District State Attorney’s Office submitted 17 indictments to the Beersheba Magistrates’ Court on Monday against some of the Bedouin protesters who took part in Saturday’s violent demonstration at Hura junction that included rock throwing at police. Four of the suspects are minors. The state attorney requested that they be remanded in custody until the conclusion of legal proceedings.

Due to the scope of the rioting against the Prawer plan to resettle the Negev’s Bedouins, responsibility for the investigation was assigned to the Negev District branch of the police’s Central Unit. The indictments include charges of aggravated assault against police officers, obstructing a police officer while on duty, rioting, damaging police vehicles and harming police animals.

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