Arraba (عرّابة) is Israel's fourth largest local council and largest Israeli Arab local council. It is located in the Lower Galilee in the North District, to the north of Nazareth and next to Sakhnin and Deir Hanna.
Arraba was home to Dhaher el-Omar, who according to stories came to the town seeking refuge after killing a Turkish soldier. And there he managed to acquire the support of Muhammad Nasser, the local sheikh, by helping him settle a score with a neighboring village, an event that would initiate a series of campaigns leading him to capture the whole Galilee. His house can still be found in the town. Arraba attained local council status in 1965 and was home to the first Land Day demonstrations in 1976. Together with Sakhnin and Deir Hanna it forms what is called the triangle of Land Day. Israel's reaction to control the protest was forceful and six people were killed by Israeli police. One of the dead, Kheir Yassin was killed in Arraba.
Palestinians who collaborate with Israelis fearful despite peace prospects. (Originated from Knight-Ridder Newspapers)
Dec 25, 1993; FAHMEH, West Bank _ Dalal Abu Salah has willed himself to not think about his parents and siblings and wife and daughter living...