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Violence in the Arab Sector – A Predetermined Fate?

During Operation Guardian of the Walls (May 2021) the Arab sector in Israel launched a wave of violence that was extremely wide and severe, especially in the mixed cities. It seems that its circumstances and characteristics require an updated assessment and regrouping. Even though it was a small group that led the violence, the damage to life and property and especially the delicate fabric of the Jewish and Arabs relations in Israel is significant and will likely have a long-term effect. Much like the 2000 riots, healing the wounds will take time.

At the outset, it should be noted that the bulk of this article was written prior to Operation Guardian of the Walls, which only highlighted the urgency to deal with the issue and the need for an appropriate regrouping and deployment in the face of a scenario wherein war is raging on multiple fronts and simultaneously there are riots on the streets. A civil war is a scenario that the State of Israel will not be able to contain, and we must do anything in our power to prevent it.