Three Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel were injured on Saturday in three shooting incidents in the Arab towns of Ramla, Rahat, and Ara, marking the latest in a recent rise in violence.
Last week, thousands of Palestinians marched across Arab towns and cities in Israel to raise concern over the wave of violence and crime.
Arab Israeli protest convoy arrives in Jerusalem for meet with police minister https://t.co/tyx5uWrSxV
— The Times of Israel (@TimesofIsrael) October 10, 2019
On Thursday, scores of Palestinian citizens of Israel drove slowly from the North of Israel towards Jerusalem in hundreds of vehicles to protest police inaction.
According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, Arab sources said that obstacles to solving these cases within Arab communities include police arriving late to crime scenes.
A Palestinian convoy drove on Jerusalem, calling on police to do more to stop a wave of violence in Palestinian-Israeli communities.
At least 71 Palestinian-Israelis have been killed so far this year, nearly as many as in each of the preceding two years.https://t.co/nV9GSUevqq
— The New Arab (@The_NewArab) October 10, 2019
The protesters accuse Israeli Police of neglecting Arab towns and villages called for government action to combat violence and crime in Arab communities and demanded a meeting with Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan to resolve the lack of law enforcement in their villages.
Violence in Israel’s Arab community has killed 73 people so far this year, a similar number of Arab citizens were killed during the whole of 2018.
(Middle East Monitor, PC, Social Media)