Israel's Arab citizens are linked to Palestinians by history and, in many cases, by family ties. That puts them in an uncomfortable place — condemning Israeli airstrikes while having to dodge rockets fired from Gaza.
Arab-Israelis make up about 20 percent of Israel's population. They have disproportionately high rates of poverty and unemployment. But hopes of addressing those issues through the ballot box are low, and Arab-Israeli voter turnout is falling.
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