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Israel’s Arab communities claim state turns blind eye to crimes

Crimes continue to take place in the Palestinian villages and towns of Israel, while the Israeli government fails to pursue them legally.

Mohammad Watad, a youth from Jatt, a Palestinian Arab town in Israel, was stabbed to death by unknown assailants June 17. The crime, which shook the Palestinian community in Israel, came only a few hours before another Palestinian in Jaffa was killed in a shooting, and a third youth from Kafr Yasif also succumbed to his wounds after being shot June 16. The latest crimes bring the number of Palestinian victims of crimes in Israel to 45 since early 2020. 

These figures, which have been on the rise for years, are haunting the Palestinian community inside Israel given the absence of any solutions, and the subsequent social and economic impacts these crimes have had on the Palestinians in Israel.

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