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State prosecutor: Probe anti-Arab fliers in Safed

Authorities continue to battle racism in northern city as teen indicted for calling 'Death to Arabs'

The State Prosecutor's Office ordered police on Sunday to investigate the distribution of fliers against Safed's mayor and the city's Arabs.


The fliers took aim at Mayor Ilan Shohat because, they say, his support of the establishment of a medical school in the city will attract secular students.


Mayor Shohat wants to "found a refugee camp and a shelter for sadistic, deranged Arabs" in the city, the fliers say.


If found, distributors of the fliers are expected to be charged with incitement to racism and insulting a public figure.


Meanwhile, an indictment was filed with the Nazareth Magistrates' Court against a 17-year old boy who allegedly called out "Death to Arabs" and "Stinky Muslims" during a protest held two weeks ago in the city, after rabbis called on its residents not to rent apartments to Arabs.


The indictment charges the teen with incitement to racism, rioting, and destruction of property, saying he threw stones at apartments being rented by Arab students. The prosecution has also called for a restraining order keeping the teen out of Safed until the termination of legal proceedings against him.



פרסום ראשון: 11.07.10, 18:38
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