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Tal Aviv- Clashes renewed in Jaffa on Thursday between Palestinians and the Israeli police, after a protest against the violence of the police and the repetitive offenses on Arabs in addition to arrests – the police detained a number of citizens including brother of Mahdi al-Saadi who was shot dead last week.

His father narrated that his son was arrested by the police and got beaten for wearing a shirt that has on it a picture of his killed brother.

“They hit him hard, humiliated his wife and daughter before arresting him,” he stated, causing the people to protest but they were faced by suppression.

Since last Saturday, there has been a wave of rage and tension prevailing after the killing of Saadi under the pretext that he shot fire on a butcher’s shop in the town.

Security sources in Tal aviv revealed a new Israeli plan to construct a steel insulating wall on the northern-southern border with Sinai Peninsula.

“This plan falls within preliminary procedures to distant the threat of ISIS that is planning to infringe through tunnels in Sinai desert,” said the sources.

Israeli media received this announcement with bewilderment since ISIS has never conducted attacks against Israeli targets, not in Israel nor outside it.

According to the plan, the wall will be built with a length of one kilometer in the beginning then two kilometers after that – it is expected to be completed during one year and a half with a USD980 million cost.

The new wall will be similar to the wall that the Israeli authorities commenced establishing last year on the border with Gaza Strip – it is 8 meters deep and will be equipped with electronic sensors.

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