At least 17 Israeli Arabs were murdered in June, mostly in northern Israel. In the first five months of 2022, the murder rate in Israeeli Arab society was lower than in the same period in 2021. Since the beginning of the year 47 Arab citizens of Israel have been murdered. Only eight of these cases have thus far been solved.

On Aug. 18th a five-day march against violence within Israeli-Arab society culminated in a meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. The marchers included mothers and a sister of four young people who were killed in recent months: Khalil Khalil, 28, of Haifa; Arub Habiballah, 16, of Nazareth; Saad Jabali of Taibeh; Khaled Walid Ja’u of Umm al-Fahm.

On March 22, during the Coronavirus closures, more than a thousand people participated in a virtual demonstration against “the virus of the killing of women” in Israeli Arab society and in Israel in general. The demonstrators wore masks, prepared signs, and brandished them on their balconies and/or posted pictures of them on their Facebook profiles.

While visiting the site of the Dizengoff Street terror shooting perpetrated by Arara resident Nashat Milhem, Prime Minister Netanyahu said on January 2nd that the days of lax gun enforcement in Arab villages, of a "state within a state" are over.    

The Vayigash website has consistently reported warnings by Israeli Arabs that the unchecked and growing crime waves in the Arab sector will eventually spill over onto Jewsih victims as well. It remians to be seen whether Netanyahu's words will be backed up by significant actions.