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November 17, 2014 5:13 pm

Israel’s Opposition Leader Says Netanyahu to Blame for Recent Violence in Israel

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Isaac Herzog, newly elected leader of Israel's Labor Party. Photo: WikiCommons.

Isaac Herzog, a leader of Israel's Labor Party. Photo: Wiki Commons.

Times of Israel – Opposition leader and head of the Labor Party Isaac Herzog said Saturday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was responsible for recent tensions with Israel’s Arab community, after the unrest in Jerusalem and the West Bank spread to Arab communities within Israel.

The surge followed the police’s fatal shooting of a Kafr Kanna man early last Saturday, which set off violent clashes between protesters in Israeli Arab villages and Israeli police this week. The clashes prompted Netanyahu to tell Arab rioters that they were welcome to leave Israel for Gaza or the West Bank.

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