The Higher Israeli Arab Monitoring Committee held a meeting on Saturday morning in Nazareth to discuss the suitable responses to ThursdayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s shooting attack by an Israel settler-soldier in Shfa-Amr in northern Israel, which left four Arab residents dead.
Shawqi Khateeb, the committeeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s chairman, said that the Arab public in Israel can defend itself and will not stand still Ã¢â‚¬Å“before those who kill our childrenÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Isaam Makhoul, an Arab member of the KnessetÃ‚Â Ã‚Â (Hadash-Ta’al party), said the Arab public in Israel should borrow the same language used by Israel.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We should start demanding the dismantling of the infrastructure of the Israel far-right and fascist terrorism in Israel,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We demand that Israel should collect the illegal weapons held by the settlers.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Soheil Sarsur, leader of the southern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel, said that the shooting was a further proof of the existence of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Jewish terrorism, terrorism that is not carried out by Palestinians, Arabs or Muslims.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres was expected to visit the bereaved families later on Saturday, according to Israeli sources.
On Saturday morning, Interior Minister Ophir Pines-Paz, arrived in Shfa-Amr and met with its mayor, Orsan Yasin, before paying respect and condolence visits to the victimsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ families.