Police are slated to request an extension of the remand of 18 youths arrested on Monday for rioting in Umm al-Fahm, Nazareth, Fureidis and Haifa.
A police statement said, "We will continue with a firm policy against anyone who uses any kind of violence. We will allow protests, but not riots." Meanwhile, thousands of Northern District Police officers are preparing for possible scenarios. Northern District Police chief Shimon Koren is holding talks with leaders of the Arab public in hopes of maintaining calm and restraint. (Sharon Roffe – Ofir)