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Umm al-Fahm: Where the streets have no name

Israeli authorities are refusing to approve street names selected by the city of Umm al-Fahm to acknowledge and honor Palestinian figures and history.
A general view shows the Israeli Arab city of Umm al-Fahm August 16, 2016. Picture taken August 16, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Awad - S1BETXLWGTAB
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — For five years now, Israeli authorities have prevented Umm al-Fahm, one of the largest Palestinian cities in Israel, from naming some of its streets as the municipality sees fit. While the Ministry of Interior recently approved some street names, it rejected others for their symbolism.

The Umm al-Fahm City Council is scheduled to hold a meeting with the Israeli Ministry of Interior at the end of February to push for approval on the rejected street names.

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