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Shin Bet Involvement in Israel's Fight Against Arab Crime Threatens Civil Rights

The decision to enlist the security service in combatting a civil issue can fly by quietly for most Israelis, who want to see the Arab minority restrained. But for Arabs, the Shin Bet is already ever-present anyway

Jack Khoury
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For Arab citizens of Israel, the Sunday statement by a special ministerial committee to include the Shin Bet security service in the state's effort to fight crime in Arab communities merely reinforces the view that Israel sees them as a security problem – not as citizens fighting for their basic rights, including that to personal safety.

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