RAMALLAH, West Bank — Israel's proposal to strip Arabs accused of violence of their Israeli citizenship is angering those who say the plan proves the racism and discrimination practiced against them.
Israeli Interior Minister Silvan Shalom said Oct. 15 that Alaa Ziwad of Umm al-Fahm and Isra Abed of Nazareth should be stripped of their Israeli citizenship. Israeli police accused Ziwad of running over one Israeli and trying to stab three others Oct. 11, an act that he denied during an Oct. 12 trial. Abed died after police shot her Oct. 9 in the town of Afula for allegedly intending to carry out a stabbing. The media later broadcast a video that showed she was standing still when she was shot several times.