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Israel’s police forced launched overnight Monday, May 24, a wave of mass arrests against Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel as part of violent crackdown on recent protests against occupation of the Palestinian territories and racism. A young Arab protestor is arrested by cops in the Galilee, last week. (Photo: Al-Ittihad) Thousands of active border police officers and reservists have started a large-scale detention campaign to arrest hundreds of young Arabs as part of what far-right government has dubbed “Operation Law and Order” to “settle accounts” with the latter over their participation in protests against Israel’s colonial policies, including the forced eviction of long-time Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah in occupied East Jerusalem, Israel’s encroachments upon the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, and mob settler violence. As part of the campaign, the police are carrying out violent arrests, involving the breaking in of doors and the brutalizing and intimidating of minors and families in impoverished…

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Israel’s Police Launch Wave of Mass Arrests against Arab Citizens