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  11/20/2013, Kislev 17, 5774

Group: Stronger Airport Security Checks for Arabs 'Racist'

The High Court on Wednesday discussed a petition by rights groups demanding that the government ease security restrictions for Israeli Arabs at Ben Gurion Airport. The groups said that the search procedure for Arabs was onerous and unfair, and that there was no reason for an extended security check on Israeli citizens.

The petition was first filed in 2007, when the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) filed the petition to eliminate the special security classification that most Israeli Arabs belong to.