Communist Party of Israel

Upwards of two thousand persons demonstrated on Friday, March 19, in two Arab cities in Israel, Umm al-Fahm in the north and Qalansawe in the center, to protest gross negligence on the part of the government and police in combating the ongoing surge of violent crime in the country’s Arab communities. In Qalansawe, two young men were shot dead in the early hours of Friday morning, just hours after thousands Jews and Arabs rallied in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square, calling for effective measures by authorities to curtail the wave of rampant crime. “Who’s next?” – near the entrance to Umm al-Fahm.(Photo: Activestills) The rally in Umm al-Fahm marked the tenth consecutive week that protesters have gathered there to demonstrate in this campaign since the shooting death of a 21-year-old resident of the city in late January. Police officers blocked Route 65, the main artery running through Wadi Ara, as well as…

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Umm al-Fahm and Qalansawe Protest Inaction by Gov’t, Police