Joint List leader Ayman Odeh is condemning Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Nazareth, accusing him of attempting to drive a wedge among Arab Israelis.
“Netanyahu’s great escape from his trial has brought him to Nazareth in another attempt to divide the Arab community into good and bad [Arabs]. It would have been pitiful if he hadn’t brought with him a huge number of police officers who are beating up protesters and journalists. If this is what your reconciliation attempts look like, better to stay home,” tweets Odeh, as clashes break out in the city.
Netanyahu is set to make an address from Nazareth at 4:15 p.m. alongside its mayor.