Beduin in Rahat angry over false blame in bank attack

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May 20, 2013 19:21

 
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Residents of the Beduin city of Rahat in the Negev reacted with anger to false reports in the Israeli media attributing a mass murder in Beersheba on Monday to two residents of the city, and are asking for a public apology, Rahat Mayor Faiz Abu-Seheban said Monday.

"There is a lot of anger in the city because they blamed the city of Rahat and its residents for this despicable act that we condemn unequivocally."

Abu-Seheban said he sent a letter to Channel 2 and Channel 10 on Monday evening demanding they issue a public apology for the report, but said he has not received a reply. He said if they don't get an apology they will take steps of their own choosing, including possibly a one-hour strike in the city's public school system.

"The Israeli media is always full of stereotypes against the Beduin community, when all we want is to live as good neighbors here on our land."

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