Tibi: Media blaming Arab for Beersheba attack is racist

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May 20, 2013 18:30

 
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Member of Knesset Ahmed Tibi (United Arab List) on Tuesday said the automatic blame that the Israeli media assigned to an Arab in the shooting in a Beersheba bank that killed four was racist.

In a written statement Tibi stated: "The Israeli media's automatic blame of Arabs in Rahat (a Beduin town near Beersheba) to the horrible killing in Beersheba is stereotypical racism, revealing an element [in the media] that hoped that the murderer would be an Arab. Broadcasting a malicious false accusation demands an immediate apology."

"These actions strengthen hatred of Arabs which is not the media's role," the member of Knesset added.

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