Communist Party of Israel

Furious over police violence and inaction in the face of armed gang violence, thousands of Arab citizens of Israel and progressive Jewish supporters protested in the city of Umm al-Fahem on Friday, March 5, against the state’s far-right government and police, demanding security and accountability for Arab communities. This was the eighth consecutive Friday in which residents of Umm al-Fahm took to the streets to protest against the proliferation of crime in Arab towns and villages throughout Israel; but this time they were augmented by many thousands who came in solidarity following the previous week’s police brutality. “We will continue to fight in order to live with dignity, and defeat the violence and crime,” Joint List chair, MK Ayman Odeh (Hadash) told the Hebrew-language Communist Zo Haderech website after the mass protest. Among the thousands of protesters who took part in the Friday, March 4, rally in Umm al-Fahm were former…

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Umm al-Fahm: Thousands Protest Police Violence, Inaction vs. Crime