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A Police Force of and for All Citizens

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There needs to be public discussion of the relations between the police and Arab citizens. Recently there has been a string of murder cases in Arab locales and in the absence of anyone who maintains law and order the extended families of crime are rampaging in broad daylight.

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Most of the Arab public is law-abiding and it is fed up with the anarchy. Its right to a tranquil life is indisputable. It is necessary to demand that the government, and above all the Public Security Ministry, put an end to the criminality and afford full security to the Arab citizens of this country.

It is necessary to conduct an urgent re-examination of the flawed relationship between the police, the heads of local governments and the Arab leadership as a whole. It seems the Arab citizenry and the police force are alienated from each other.

A new path must be sought in order to reduce the structural tension between them. The local council heads and the Arab leadership at the national level are correct in their repeated call for........

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