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Masked Arab Israeli protesters walk with garbage cans during clashes in the northern Arab Israeli town of Umm el-Fahm, Israel, Oct. 27, 2010. Jewish extremists hoisting Israeli flags defiantly marched through this Arab Israeli town Wednesday, chanting "death to terrorists" and touching off clashes between rock-hurling residents and police who quelled them with tear gas.The scenes of Israeli Arabs, their faces covered with checkered headscarves, setting tires ablaze, heaving rocks at heavily armed riot police and scrambling to dodge tear gas and police fire recalled images of violence between Israeli forces and the Arabs' Palestinian brethren.Police said 10 people were arrested, though no serious injuries were reported. (Below) Israeli police take up positions as they face Israeli-Arab youths throwing stones at them during the clashes in Umm el Fahm.

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Robert Hood says: It’s interesting to see these two pictures from the same event.

Msnbc.com story: Cops, Arabs clash over right-wing Jewish march


Israeli police fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse Arab protesters at an Israeli-Arab city on Wednesday in an effort to prevent a clash with ultranationalist Jews planning to march there.

The Jewish extremists are admirers of Meir Kahane, a U.S.-born rabbi who preached that Palestinians should be expelled from Israel and the West Bank.