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The panel probing the police killing of 13 Israeli Arabs in October 2000 riots criticized former Prime Minister Ehud Barak. The Orr Commission report, released Monday, found that Barak had not been sufficiently aware of the potentially explosive situation in the Arab sector, but did not find that his actions should prevent him from serving again as prime minister. The report accused the former internal security minister, Shlomo Ben-Ami, of a “significant failure” in not preparing police for wide-scale Arab riots, and recommended that he not serve again in the post.

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