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Prosecutors say 600 indictments filed in connection to last May’s Arab-Jewish violence

A car that was burned during recent clashes between Jewish and Arab residents of Lod, in the central Israeli city of Lod, May 23, 2021. (Flash90)
A car that was burned during recent clashes between Jewish and Arab residents of Lod, in the central Israeli city of Lod, May 23, 2021. (Flash90)

More than 600 indictments have been filed since the unprecedented intercommunal violence that shook Israel’s mixed communities during the Gaza war in May last year, according to a new report by the State Prosecutor’s Office.

According to the report, 89% of those indicted were Arab, and about a quarter were minors.

The Mossawa Center, an NGO that works to protect Arab rights, says that the report proves there is “selective enforcement” by police and prosecutors, and that those who attacked Arab citizens during the violence have not been brought to justice.

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