"In 2008, the population of Safed was 32,000. According to CBS figures in 2001, the ethnic makeup of the city was 99.2% Jewish and non-Arab, with no significant Arab population." - Wikipedia// You can walk around Zefat and see not a single Arab. So how come some Jews are getting fearful of the few Arab students in the local college? The Arabs must be afraid themselves! Take a racist Chief Rabbi and you get yourself an explosive situation.
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from the article: Two Jewish youths charged with shooting at Arabs during Safed clashes