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Arab authorities urge rabbis to be prosecuted for inciting racism against Palestinians

The National Committee for the Heads of the Arab Local Authorities in Israel has called for the prosecution of all who incite racism or the promotion of "racial hostility" against Palestinian citizens.

The committee has urged Israel's Justice Minister and the public prosecutor to take legal action against the group of rabbis who this week called upon landlords not to rent houses to Palestinians. The rabbis claim that such an act "is prohibited by the Torah". Just under fifty rabbis from across Israel, some of them employed by the state, signed the religious edict.

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