Arab residents of Israel participate in demonstration marking nine years since the October 2000 riots where 13 were killed by Israeli police, in the northern Arab village of Arraba, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009. Arab residents of Israel on Thursday marked the ninth anniversary of the October riots by calling a general strike across Israel. Some 13 Arab-Israelis were killed in rioting at the start of the second Palestinian uprising in 2000. AP Photo.
Israeli Arabs: State's racism will lead to 'explosion'
Tens of thousands, including a number of Jews, mark ninth anniversary of October riots amid general strike in Arab sector. 'Zionist regime will pay a heavy, bloody price,' Tali Fahima says. MK Tibi: We'll triumph over racism
Tens of thousands arrived in Arraba on Thursday to attend the central rally marking the ninth anniversary of the events of October 2000 amid the first general strike the Arab sector has declared in six years.
The Higher Arab Monitoring Committee said the government's policy towards the Arab public in Israel "contributed to the strike's success."
Arab Knesset members, dignitaries and public figures attended the rally, during which Hadash Chairman MK Muhammad Barakeh said, "The success of the general strike and the high participation in the rally are an important message to the government and the leaders of the racist policy it has been running for decades. The Israeli policy will lead to an explosion in the entire Arab population, which is united today around the decision to strike. This is a legitimate protest move, which will be the first step in a line of future measures."
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So threats of violence and terrorism is the way to fight imaginary "racism." Who is the racist here?