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The following article by Hadash MK Aida Touma-Sliman was first published on Thursday, May 20, in The Intercept. Several mixed towns in Israel looked like war zones over the past two weeks. In these communities, such as my hometown, Akka (Acre), Jewish Israelis and Arab-Palestinians like me live near each other. Recently, small numbers of young Palestinians, enraged by Israeli provocations at Al-Aqsa Mosque and plans to evict Palestinian families from their Sheikh Jarrah homes, clashed with police and attacked local businesses. Hundreds of other Palestinians, myself included, attempted to calm the situation down. Palestinians and Israelis jointly demonstrate in Sheikh Jarrah against the eviction of long-time Palestinian refugee families from their occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood, April 10, 2021. (Photo: Free Jerusalem) The clashes were part of a much larger picture: Thousands took to the streets protesting against Israeli aggression, but the violence was what captured international — and Israeli —…

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Hadash MK: Old Frustrations Boil into Violence in Jewish-Arab Towns