18 Druze injured in clash

Six people were arrested in connection with the disturbances.

A fleet of Magen David Adom ambulances also went to the village and treated the injured, who were all later taken to Safed's Rebecca Sieff Hospital.

Dr. Calin Shapira, deputy director of the hospital, said that one of them was found to be suffering from serious head injuries and was later transferred to the neurosurgical ward at Haifa's Rambam Hospital.

Police remained on duty in the vicinity of the village in case of any fresh outbreaks of violence. Village leaders and local dignitaries, meanwhile, tried to calm the situation.