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September 05, 2002

Israeli Arab Militancy Seen Growing Fear of increased involvement in terror from within Israel’s borders. by Stewart Ain

(link from Fred L)

The specter of a fifth column — Israeli Arabs — conspiring from within Israel to help Palestinian terrorists emerged anew this week with the arrests of seven Israeli Arabs from one family in the Galilee. Members of the Bakri family were charged with helping the suicide bomber who blew up an Israeli bus Aug. 4 that killed nine Israelis and injured dozens of others.

Just a week ago, five other Israeli Arabs were arrested for allegedly being part of a Hamas terrorist cell in East Jerusalem that was responsible for carrying out eight terrorist attacks that killed 35, including the bombing of the cafeteria at the Hebrew University that killed five Americans and four Israelis.