Jewish, Arab demonstrators face off

Israeli nationalists en route to Arab village face Arab protesters.

Yoni Kempinski , | updated: 1:22 PM

Otzma Yehudit protest in Ara
Otzma Yehudit protest in Ara

Activists from the right-wing Otzma Yehudit party marched on the Arab Israeli town of Ara on Monday as part of a protest against the family of terrorist Nasha’at Melhem.

Melhem, who murdered three and wounded seven in Tel Aviv this January, was a native of Ara and was aided in his flight from authorities by residents.

Monday’s protest, which began on the outskirts of Ara, will culminate in a demonstration in front of the home of Melhem’s parents.

As Otzma Yehudit activists neared the town, Arab counter-protesters confronted the demonstrators, though police maintained distance between the two groups.

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