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Arab rioting in Lod

Updated: Apr 6, 2022

Honenu Attorney Nati Rom; Photo credit: Honenu

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 22:47 A Jewish youth was shot by Arabs and wounded in the shoulder. He was treated on the scene and then evacuated to the hospital. 22:49 Arabs stabbed two Jews in the stomach. They have been evacuated to the hospital. 23:33 Honenu Attorney Nati Rom has been in Lod for the past few hours, providing residents, including detainees, with legal counsel. See here for more posts about Arab rioting and Jewish detainees. Thursday, May 13, 2021 Police Commander: “The situation in Lod is definitely reasonable.” On the morning of Thursday, May 13, Josh Breiner posted a quote from Central District Police Commander Moshe Bareket on Twitter (Translation by Honenu): “The situation in Lod is definitely reasonable. I express a great appreciation for the residents of Lod, Jews and Arabs, for the good-citizenship they showed on this complex evening. We will not allow acts of revenge or calls for revenge from any side. We are here to maintain law and order.” 9:42 Response by Honenu Attorney Nati Rom Honenu Attorney Nati Rom, who is also a medic, spent all night in Lod treating victims of the Arab rioting and giving legal counsel to detainees at the police station. He sharply responded to the statement by Commander Bareket: “‘The situation in Lod is definitely reasonable.’ Hello? What a rotten lie! Why is a police office acting like this? “Every five minutes there was massive gun fire from terrorists. Just during the hours that I was there [Lod] there were dozens of Molotov cocktails. Fifty percent of the Jewish families have fled, synagogues have been burnt to the ground, there were five stabbings, three shooting victims, and police cars are burning. Someone save us from commanders like this.” 9:43 Stabbing in Lod A Jewish resident of Lod has been stabbed by Arabs on his way to prayers. 10:12 Honenu opens operations room in Lod In light of the rioting in Lod and the state of emergency declared in the city, Honenu has opened an operations room to assist residents with ensuring that police investigate and bring suspects to trial. In an announcement of the room’s opening, Honenu invited the residents of Lod to make contact: “If you have been attacked or your property has been damaged during the rioting, attorneys from Honenu specializing in those fields will come to you to advise and assist with filing complaints with the police and following the investigation of the case, with realizing your rights as crime victims, with receiving compensation for damaged property, and with ensuring that the rioters are penalized to the full extent of the law.” The operations room will operate at no cost at the pre-military academy in Lod on 2 Exodus Street, from 10:00 to 17:00. Honenu’s headquarters are also on call at 1599-50-40-20, extension 2. Honenu Attorney Chayim Bleicher, who specializes in representing crime victims, will be in the operations room: “Residents of Lod, you are not alone. Honenu’s operations room is here to assist Lod residents with filing complaints with the police, with receiving their rights as victims of terror, with preparing claims for property damage, and with following cases until justice has been served to the criminals.”

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