Thousands of Israeli Arabs protest ban on Islamist group

November 29, 2015 4:34 AM

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UMM EL-FAHEM, Israel Thousands of Israeli Arabs protested on Saturday against the outlawing of a popular Islamist group that Israel says has played a central role in stoking a wave of Palestinian street attacks.

Israel's government banned the Islamic Movement's northern branch on Nov 17, risking an angry backlash by its largely quiescent 20-percent Arab minority.

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