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By Magid Shihade

On April eleven, 1981, neighboring Palestinian Arab cities competed in a football fit. Kafr Yassif had a predominantly Christian inhabitants, and Julis was once a predominantly Druze city. while a struggle broke out among fanatics, the violence fast escalated, leaving from every one city lifeless. within the days that the sport, a gaggle from Julis retaliated with assaults at the citizens of Kafr Yassif. Shihade skilled that football fit and the consequent violence firsthand, leaving him suffering from questions on why the Israeli gurus didn't do extra to prevent the violence and what ended in the clash among those neighboring Arab cities. Drawing on interviews, council data, and media experiences, Shihade explores the incident and next assault on Kafr Yassif within the context of triumphing theories of ethnic and communal clash. He additionally discusses the rules of the Israeli nation towards its Arab voters. Countering Orientalist emphases on Arab and Islamic cultures as inherently unruly and sectarian, Shihade demanding situations present theories of communal violence, highlighting the importance of colonialism’s legacy, modernity, and kingdom constructions. additionally, he breaks new flooring by means of documenting and studying using a standard Arab clash solution process, sulha, which has bought little sustained realization from students within the West.

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