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Israeli PM threatens to use ‘iron fist’ to maintain control

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said on Wednesday that he will use “an iron fist if needed” to stop widespread unrest.

The embattled-PM said that Israel will seek to “stop the anarchy” after deploying Border Police forces to calm disruption in the cities of Lod, where he has declared a state of emergency, and Acre.

Lod Mayor Yair Revivo earlier told an Israeli news channel: “We have lost control of the city and the streets.”

The first Israeli soldier was confirmed to have been killed in the conflict, on Wednesday.

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