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Arab politicians 'facing increased persecution' in Israel

Arab politicians 'facing increased persecution' in Israel
Published yesterday (updated) 03/02/2010 11:32

Nazareth – Leaders of the Palestinian minority in Israel warned this week that they were facing an unprecedented campaign of persecution, backed by the right-wing government of Benjamin Netanyahu, designed to stop their political activities.

The warning came after Said Nafaa, a Druze member of the Israeli parliament, was stripped of his immunity last week, clearing the way for him to be tried for a visit to Syria three years ago.

In recent weeks legal sanctions have been invoked against two other Palestinian political leaders, following clashes with the Israeli security forces at demonstrations against the occupation, and pressure is growing for two more members of Knesset to be investigated.

Palestinian politicians are particularly concerned about a bill introduced las

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Added: Feb-3-2010 
By: angloirishcad
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