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Scene of brawl in Kfar Manda Photo: Muhammad Shinawi
Scene of brawl in Kfar Manda Photo: Muhammad Shinawi

15 hurt in brawl between Africans, Kfar Manda residents

Local says Sudanese 'pose threat,' must be banished from Lower Galilee village at once

Hassan Shaalan
Published: 06.14.12, 09:38 / Israel News

Fifteen people sustained light injuries overnight Thursday during a mass brawl between Sudanese migrants and residents of Kfar Manda in the Lower Galilee.


Three of the wounded were evacuated to a hospital in Nazareth, while the rest were treated at the scene.


Large police forces that were dispatched to the scene were forced to use tear gas to break up the fight. Two Kfar Manda residents and a Sudanese migrant were arrested.


A police official told Ynet the scuffle erupted because some Kfar Manda residents "were not pleased" with the presence of Sudanese migrants in the village.


Following the brawl, hundreds of locals arrived at the scene and demanded that the migrants be removed from the village.


Maleq Sa'adi, who works at a local clinic, said those who were involved in the brawl "used sticks and stones. Our team had a very hard time evacuating the wounded, and locals also hurled stones at a Magen David Adom ambulance and shattered its windshield."


Kfar Manda resident Amjad Zidan said, "This is not the first time locals fight with Sudanese migrants. They must be banished from the village immediately, because they pose a danger to its residents."


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