The Associated Press - April 13, 2016
Originally appeared here in Haaretz
Israel has promoted an Israeli Arab police officer to deputy commissioner, making him the highest-ranking Muslim to serve in the force.
Gamal Hakroosh is being promoted at a time when Israel is battling a seven month-long wave of Palestinian attacks, though that violence has ebbed in recent weeks. It has nevertheless strained already tense relations between Jews and Israel's Arab minority.
The 59-year-old Hakroosh will oversee the policing of Arab communities, where residents view the Israeli police with suspicion. Read More