TWO people were killed and three others seriously injured when street fights broke out in Nazareth on Easter Monday between Moslem youths and Catholic boy scouts.
A curfew was imposed on the city and police arrested a number of Communists, who are believed to be responsible for starting the trouble.
Some demonstrators tried to disturb the normal Easter celebrations, according to reports from Nazareth. It is not known how the incident started, but it is believed that the trouble spread as a result of "acts of provocation" against the Catholic scouts.
A military spokesman in Tel-Aviv described the clashes as minor local incidents. The curfew was imposed as a precautionary measure to prevent further disturbances.