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2 Arab residents of Lod indicted for shooting of Jewish man during May violence

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Israeli security forces announced on Thursday the arrests of two residents of Lod in relation to a shooting in the city during a flare-up in violence in May.

Amsalem Hasouna and Iyad Hasouna, two Arab residents of Lod in their late 20s, have been arrested, according to the Shin Bet. The two men are relatives of Mousa Hasouna, who was shot to death in disputed circumstances a few days earlier.

The two men were indicted in Lod District Court for “serious offenses.” No further details were given in the statement.

The Shin Bet said that the shooting in question occurred on May 13 “during severe disturbances” during the 11-day conflict between Israel and Gaza, named Operation Guardian of the Walls. A Jewish civilian “was lightly-to-moderately wounded as a result of shots fired at a group of Jews on the street,” the security agency said.

The Israel Police and the Shin Bet carried out an investigation into the incident, and said that the two men were also involved in additional disturbances in Lod. The Shin Bet said it views “with utmost severity........

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