Or Commission member warns of future Arab unrest

Nazareth District Court Judge Hashem Khatib, who was a member of the Or State Commission of Inquiry into the events of October 2000, warned this week that more violent unrest may erupt in the Israeli Arab sector in the future. "The writing that was on the wall on the eve of October 2000 is still written on the wall, this time in letters that are much sharper and larger." Khatib lectured on the third anniversary of the publication of the Or Commission report at an event organized by the Konrad Adenhauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation. He said the war against the Hizbullah had further exacerbated relations between Arabs and Jews in Israel.