Former Prime Minister Ehud Barak testified about last year’s Israeli Arab riots. Testifying on Tuesday before the Or Commission, which is looking into last October’s riots, Barak said the government had received no warnings from intelligence officials of possible violence among Israeli Arabs in tandem with the Palestinian intifada. He also said the rioters were determined to strike at symbols of Israeli sovereignty, including police.
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