Firebombing Reported in Galilee

Tension escalated Sunday between Israeli Arabs and their Jewish neighbors after a Jewish motorist reported a gasoline bomb attack on the road between Nazareth and Tiberias in Galilee.

The driver, who was not hurt, said his car was hit by a stone near the Golani junction approaching Tiberias. As he steered toward the attackers, two gasoline bombs were thrown at the car, he said. Both missed.

A trail led to the Israeli Arab village of Turan. This angered Jews living nearby, who threatened to counterattack. They charged that Israeli Arabs were adopting the tactics of the intifada.

Mayor David Gurfinkel, head of the regional council of Lower Galilee, accused the village leaders of Turan of knowing who was responsible for the attack and demanded they be turned over to the police.

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