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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 used to be a predominantly Druze city. whilst a struggle broke out among enthusiasts, the violence fast escalated, leaving from every one city useless. within the days that the sport, a bunch from Julis retaliated with assaults at the citizens of Kafr Yassif. Shihade skilled that football fit and the consequent violence firsthand, leaving him affected by questions on why the Israeli specialists didn't do extra to forestall the violence and what resulted in the clash among those neighboring Arab cities. Drawing on interviews, council files, and media stories, 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 electorate. 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 buildings. furthermore, he breaks new flooring by way of documenting and studying using a standard Arab clash answer technique, sulha, which has got little sustained realization from students within the West.

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