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Thirteen Israelis Sentenced to Various Terms for Beersheba Riots

Thirteen men arrested after the riots by North African immigrants in Beersheba last month received sentences ranging from one month’s to nine months’ imprisonment, after being convicted of rioting in the Jerusalem Magistrates Court today.

Five others, including several minors, were given suspended sentences, and two were acquitted because of insufficient evidence against them.

Today’s trial of these 20 alleged rioters was the first of a series scheduled here in connection with the disturbances that have occurred in Haifa, Beersheba and elsewhere in Israel. Another session of the court on charges arising from the riots is scheduled for tomorrow.