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Israeli minister warns of "eruption" of Palestinian citizens

February 20, 2014 at 3:30 pm

The Israeli Internal Security Minister has expressed his concern about the possibility of an escalation of resentment among Israel’s Palestinian citizens that may erupt at any moment. Yitzhak Aharonovitch said that the situation is especially volatile in the wake of the Israel government’s demolition of Al-Arakib village in the Negev and the imprisonment of the head of the Islamic movement in Israel, Sheikh Raed Salah.

In an assessment presented during a meeting held with the representatives of security circles and the judiciary, Mr. Aharonovitch warned that the situation is “more volatile than ever, and the relative quiet is misleading”. The sentiment of Arab Israelis towards the establishment, he added, “is at an all-time low”, with a lot of very evident anger towards the state.