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Arabs in Israel protest against government involvement in domestic crimes

May 30, 2023 at 11:45 am

Palestinian citizens of Israel are staging their anti-crime protest in front of government buildings in West Jerusalem [Ibrahim Husseini/The New Arab]

The High Follow-Up Committee for Arabs of Israel launched a three-day sit-in protesting against the Israeli government’s involvement in domestic violence among Arab communities in Israel, Safa News Agency reported on Monday,

According to Safa, the Follow-Up Committee set up a tent before the Israeli government headquarters in Jerusalem, accusing it of supporting active gangsters in the Palestinian-majority cities and neighbourhoods.

The tent will be open for protesters on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 am until 7 pm the Follow-Up Committee, which invited mass media and ambassadors to attend the protest, confirmed.

Last Sunday, the Follow-Up Committee organised a six-hour vehicle march through Route 6 and Route 1 leading to Jerusalem, causing traffic jams.

READ: 587 Arabs have been killed in 4 and a half years due to police inaction in Israel

Recent reports revealed that 76 Arabs have been killed, including six women and two children, in gang crimes among Arab communities in Israel since the start of 2023.

More than 215 were killed in 2021 and 2022 due to crimes among the Arab community in Israel.

Arabs accused the Israeli occupation police of supporting gangsters carrying out these crimes with its feeble fight against criminals and ignoring black market arms trade.