Many of the Arab Israelis taking part in the uprisings are angered not only by the ongoing airstrikes against Palestinians but also their own sense of being second-class citizens.
Some Israelis worry that the clashes between Jewish and Arab citizens will cause irreparable harm to the social fabric or could even trigger a civil war. Here is what you need to know about the history of Arab citizens of Israel and the conditions they face as a minority group.
What to know
- How many Arabs are citizens of Israel?
- Do Arab Israelis hold the same rights as other Israeli citizens?
- Where do Arab Israelis stand on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
- How much political influence do Arab citizens have in Israel?