As days-long riots renewed overnight in major cities, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz ordered some 16 Border Police companies "relocated immediately" from the Israeli-occupied West Bank to Lod, a city east of Tel Aviv, and other cities, according to a statement issued by Gantz's office.
Lod's Mayor Yair Revivo urged the government to impose a military curfew in a bid to restore calm.
He said in a statement that the police "have lost control" over the riots, adding that some synagogues and hundreds of vehicles were torched down by Arab rioters.
Israel's state-owned Kan News reported that some of the Jews were seeking to flee from the mixed Arab-Jewish city as rioters attempted to torch gas balloons near residential buildings and hurled stones on cars belonging to Jews.
A 56-year-old Jewish man sustained a serious head injury, Israel's emergency health services said in a statement.
Earlier on Tuesday, the police said they arrested a Jewish man after he allegedly shot and killed an Arab during riots on Monday night in Lod. The victim's funeral on Tuesday afternoon turned into a riot as dozens of Arab protesters hurled stones at the police, according to a police statement.
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