AHC speaks out against effort to force Arabs to complete national service

The Israeli Arab Higher Committee is speaking out against a government intention of late to compel Arab citizens to complete national service, Israel Radio reported on Tuesday night. The Arab community will initiate lectures around schools targeting students in an effort to mar the youths from national service. According to the committee, the government move to compel Arab citizens to carry out national service conflicted with the Arab identity and would lead to an eventual attempt to draft Arabs into the army.