The Israeli prosecutor’s office has ordered Safed police to investigate anti-Arab leaflets that were distributed throughout the city.
The prosecutor’s office on Sunday ordered the arrest of the fliers’ distributors, who likely would be charged with incitement to racism and insulting a public figure, Ynet reported.
The fliers criticized Mayor Ilan Shohat , saying that his support for the establishment of a medical school in Safed would bring more secular and Arab students to the city. More than half of the student body at the Academic College in Safed are Arab, according to Haaretz.
Last month, a group of rabbis that included the chief rabbi of Safed signed a letter calling on Jews in the northern Israel city not to rent apartments to Arabs or non-Jews saying it would bring down property values.