On August 1 the Wadi Salib quarter of Haifa, Israel was reported quiet again after the new outbreak of rioting there the previous night.
GV Wadi Salib area.
SV Police and crowd.
SV PAN Police and crowd to crowd on opposite side of street.
SV PAN From side of building to wrecked trellis gate.
SV PAN Wrecked sign on top of building.
SV PAN Broken windows.
CV Police open door tilting two policemen descending steps PANNING to policeman on roof.
CV Policeman uses car radio phone.
CV Policeman on guard.
C PAN Police check damaged motor car.
SV Police move along.
SLV Police move people along street.
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Background: On August 1 the Wadi Salib quarter of Haifa, Israel was reported quiet again after the new outbreak of rioting there the previous night.
The first demonstrations, setting off unrest in other towns, began three weeks previously, About 200 people, all of them immigrants from North Africa, took part in the disturbance, in which four policemen and several other people were slightly injured. Over fifty people were arrested, including David Ben Haroush, leader of the "Likud", the Association of North Africans. According to the police, he was in possession of a pistol when arrested, and had fired towards the police as they tried to detain him.
North American immigrants in Israel have failed to become fully integrated in Israel's public life, and those from Morocco in particular have not found it easy to become adjusted to their new homeland. The work or an investigating committee has revealed a surprisingly widespread feeling of bitterness among the North African immigrant Jews.
A committee appointed to investigate the earlier disturbances, reconvened August 2.
Next day Haifa's Socialist Mayor, Abba Khroushy claimed that the riots had been incited by an "outside group" interested in disturbing the peace of Israel. He told the Committee that the ringleaders were "idlers" who had refused to work, and were incited by a secret organization in protest against alleged discrimination by European settlers.