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Crime wave in Israel's Arab towns exposes rift with police
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Bangladesh, Oct. 10 -- Krum, OCT 10 (AP/UNB) - In the week since three men were killed in a midday shootout in an Arab town in northern Israel, the country has seen mass protests, complaints of police negligence and a public debate about violence in Arab communities that has veered into racist generalizations.
A recent spike in killings within Arab towns has exposed the longstanding mistrust between the marginalized community and Israeli authorities, with each side accusing the other of neglecting the problem.
Arab citizens, who suffer from widespread discrimination, say Israel's vaunted security forces are suspiciously powerless when it comes to combatting violence in their communities. Police say local leaders and residents must do mo...
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