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Palestinians rally in Ara, Shefa-Amr against Israeli police complicity in crime wave

NAZARETH, Saturday, September 4, 2021 (WAFA) – Hundreds of Palestinian protesters took part in two rallies today in the village of Ara and the town of Shefa-Amr, north of Israeli-occupied historical Palestine, to express their resentment over Israeli police complicity in the ongoing crime wave and collaboration with outlaws.

In Ara, the protesters waved banners that expressed their fury over police complicity and collaboration with outlaws, who thus far this year have killed 72 people across Arab-majority communities in Israel.

The protesters chanted anti-police slogans and demanded action against violence and criminality in Arab-majority areas of Israeli-occupied historical Palestine.

Arabs in today's Israel are Palestinians who stayed on their land following the creation of the occupying state in 1948 and their descendants. They make up about 20 percent of the country's nine million people.

By law, their rights are equal to those of Jewish citizens. But in practice they suffer discrimination in employment, housing, policing and other essentials.

Palestinians have long accused the Israeli police of turning a blind eye to gun violence among Arab Israelis and even complicity with criminal gangs.


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