Police arrested a 21-year-old man on suspicion of burning an Israeli flag on Lag Ba’Omer. Two teenagers were also detained on suspicion of flag burning.
Police are continuing to search for the extremists who threw effigies of IDF soldiers into bonfires on Lag Ba’Omer Sunday night. “The Israel Police will continue its activities, [and is] determined to find and bring to justice all of those involved.”
Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said that a criminal investigation into the burning of the effigies of the soldiers had been opened.
“During the Lag Ba’Omer we were exposed to the despicable phenomenon of hanging and burning of puppets in the form of IDF soldiers. We must state that this ugly phenomenon of contempt for IDF soldiers serving the country is a despicable phenomenon that must be fought until we completely destroy it,” Erdan said. Read more at Arutz Sheva.