Israeli police continue to detain citizens of the village of Tuba Zingerah in the Upper Galilee, Israel, who were arrested during a demonstration protesting the burning of the village mosque several days ago, the Palestinian News Agency (WAFA) reported. The Israeli police raided the village last night and kidnapped five young men, giving a total of twenty-five detainees to date. The detention period has been extended for varying lengths, and it is expected that the police will continue it indefinitely, especially in light of the burning of the local council building in the village.
The Jewish head of the council, appointed by the Minister of the Interior, announced his resignation after being threatened by some citizens of the village.
These residents accused him of claiming that people from the village had burned the mosque, when in fact the police had already arrested a settler on that charge.