Twenty-Five Israeli Arabs Injured in Nazareth Clashes Sunday
More than 25 Israeli Arabs in Nazareth have been injured from rubber-coated bullets fired by police, and another six wounded in clashes in the town of Kafr Kana to the north, reported AFP.
Nine other people were wounded in the Arab town of Umm el-Fahm, where thousands of Arab Israelis also joined a demonstration and observed a general strike called to protest Israeli Opposition Leader, Ariel Sharon's visit, reported Al-Jazeera TV Channel.
It added that Head of the Islamic Movement in Israel, Raed Salah, was among the injured.
Arab Israelis are sympathetic with Palestinian political aspirations, though generally they haven't taken part in street clashes with Israeli forces on Saturday, said The Associated Press.
“But today (Sunday) there is a feeling of great anger, great rage,” said Mohammed Barakeh, an Arab member of Israel's parliament.
“In my opinion the Arab Israeli population can't just stand by neutrally and that's why we called a general strike,” he said.
“People are being killed in cold blood and there is also frustration with Barak.” – (Several Sources)
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