A state that now thrives on anti-Arab racism:
A research by an Arab human rights group shows a ten-fold increase in Jewish attacks on the Arab population in Israel over the last year.
On Saturday, the Mossawa Advocacy Center for Arab Citizens reported the 1000 percent rise in 2008 crime rates compared with 2007, citing the recent Israeli war on Gaza and the Israeli elections in February as a reason, said Israeli website Ynetnews.
The report said that the Israeli-occupied western Jerusalem (Al-Quds) in the West Bank witnessed the highest rate of racist crimes with 32 counts of anti-Arab violence. Akka [Akko] in northern Israel came second with 22 instances of such crimes.
It also noted that 42 Arab citizens had been killed since 2000 at the hands of the Israeli security forces.
“What we are witnessing is a moral collapse, and it’s time to shout out against racism,” said Jafar Farah, the head of the group adding that “the data is especially worrying in regards to civilian violence.”