Following the wave of attacks and incidents of violence against local authority leaders and election candidates in the municipal elections, the leader of the Federation of Local Authorities, Haim Bibas, calls on the police and law enforcement authorities to take action to prevent these criminal acts targeted against public officials.
"I condemn any attack on local authority officials. This dangerous phenomenon must be immediately stopped. Extremists must not be allowed to harm public officials and candidates from all sectors."
Bibas adds: "Enforcement agencies need to act to prevent incidents like the severe attack suffered by the mayor of Beit Shemesh yesterday, especially during these days as we approach the local authorities' elections."
Last night: violent incidents in Beit Shemesh and Tamra
As reported last night (between Tuesday and Wednesday), shortly before midnight, a violent disturbance occurred involving hundreds who rioted near an educational institution in the Ramat Beit neighborhood in Beit Shemesh. This happened while the city's mayor, Aliza Bloch, was visiting the location. Additionally, these agitators caused damage to Bloch's vehicle.
Police forces were dispatched to the scene, and during the disturbance, the rioters hurled stones at the police officers. As a result, one officer was hit in the head and required medical treatment for minor injuries.
Additionally, the Israeli police announced that earlier this morning, gunfire was directed towards the residence of the mayor of Tamra. According to the police report, during the night, armed individuals opened fire at the mayor's residence, hitting the building and causing damage, but no injuries were reported as a result of the gunfire.