Ban on Israeli Islamist group raises risk of Arab minority backlash

November 17, 2015 4:56 PM

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JERUSALEM In outlawing its most strident Islamist group, Israel risks angering its largely quiescent Arab citizens as it confronts a wave of Palestinian violence powered by religious and political tensions.

The relative popularity of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement, banned by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet on Tuesday, has troubled Israel as it tries to curb street attacks raging for the past seven weeks.

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