Commencing a nationwide crackdown on people who propagated violence during the 14-day conflict between Israel and Palestine, the Israel Police began conduction Operation ‘Law and Order’, which is a “direct continuation” of law-enforcement activity over the past two weeks, during which more than 1,550 arrests were made and some 150 indictments filed.

Source: Al Jazeera (Photo by Ahmad GHARABLI / AFP)

74 suspects were arrested for disorderly conduct, weapons possession and assaulting police officers on Day 1. “Lawbreakers should know that the long arm of the police will reach anyone who chooses the path of violence,” the police said in a statement. 

The Israel Police said that over 1,550 people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the violent clashes between Jews and Arabs earlier this month. The sweeping operation, involving thousands of police and Border Police officers, arrested 85 suspects on Monday, among them 38 who are suspected of participating in rioting in East Jerusalem.

The drive will see officers “in broad deployment against the rioters, the criminals, and anyone who was involved in the disturbances of the peace to bring them to justice,” police said.

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