Rise in Politically Motivated Crimes among Bedouins amid Decline in Security Charges among Israeli Arabs

(Ha'aretz) Yaniv Kubovich - Security officials have seen an increase in politically-motivated crimes among the Bedouin community amid a decline in such crimes among Israel's Arab population as a whole. Israeli Arabs have generally been seeking to integrate into Israeli society. A high-ranking police official said the younger generation of the country's Arab community is becoming more Israeli in their identity. "More and more young Arabs want to live in Israel and accept it," he said. Israeli authorities arrested 120 Arab citizens on suspicion of terrorism in 2015, but the figure fell to around 100 per year in 2016 and 2017 and declined further in 2018. At the same time there was a major increase in the number of Bedouin charged in terrorism-related incidents between 2013 and 2017.

2019-08-01 00:00:00

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