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  • In crime-ridden Israeli Arab city, police seek new approach

    August 25, 2016 | 11:13 am

    On the rundown streets of Umm al-Fahm, an Israeli-Arab city of 50,000, locals in smoky cafes are reluctant to speak. Violent crime at the hands of drug gangs is rife here. Reprisals are common. Israeli Jews rarely set foot in the city.

    "The gangs are in control," said a man who...

  • Tel Aviv gunman shot dead in mosque in northern Israel

    January 8, 2016 | 8:23 am

    Israeli SWAT officers stormed a mosque in northern Israel and killed a man they identified as the Arab-Israeli who killed three people in Tel Aviv last week, Israeli media reported.

    Nashat Melhem was shot dead on Friday afternoon in a shootout with police in Umm al-Fahm,...

  • Israeli Arabs protest Oct. 2000 riots

    October 2, 2012 | 9:39 am

    Israeli Arabs marched in the northern Israeli community of Sakhnin to mark the 12th anniversary of the death of 13 Arab protesters in riots at the start of the second Palestinian intifada.

    The several thousand protesters marched Oct. 1, carrying Palestinian flags and signs...

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