Some 500 Jews and Arabs demonstrated together in Haifa last weekend, in response to the wave of violence and hatred that has swept the country following the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers, Naftali Fraenkel, Gil-Ad Shaer and Eyal Yifrah, and the alleged revenge killing of Arab teenager Muhammad Abu Khdeir. The protesters called upon the government and prime minister to put an end to incitement, speaking out against racism and the threat of escalation.

Demonstration organizers said that just by standing together, Jews and Arabs can “douse the flames and present an alternative hope.”


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