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Hanegev Mall

The management of Azrieli Malls, which operates 17 large-scale shopping malls across Israel, has decided not to hire Bedouin security guards at its Beer Sheva mall, Israel Radio reported Monday morning. The decision was made in response to a demand from the Israeli importer of Apple which operates the iStore chain.

The decision to stop hiring Bedouins at the Beer Sheva mall followed a break in at the local iStore. A Bedouin security guard who alerted management about the plans for the break in hours before it actually took place was suspended from his job suddenly and without an explanation.

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The guard served three years as an IDF scout.

Both iStore and the Azrieli Hanegev Mall security company have so far refused comment.

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