Escalations on the Gaza Border and US Embassy Move: Arab Cit...

Escalations on the Gaza Border and US Embassy Move: Arab Citizen Response and Impact on State-Minority Relations

June 1, 2018

In recent weeks, protests along the Gaza border have led to the most violent confrontations with Israel’s military since 2014. On May 18, Jewish-Arab protests in Haifa of the military's use of force on Palestinians resulted in violent clashes with police, detainment of 21 Arab citizen demonstrators, and in particular, injury to an Arab NGO leader over the course of his arrest. The events in Haifa and the larger context of confrontations on the border and the US embassy move have provoked strong response from within Arab society and heated exchanges between Jewish and Arab national political leadership.

This update summarizes the events, Arab citizen response, related discourse and impact on state-minority relations.

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