Personally, I don’t think this is anything for Arabs to be embarrassed about. This would be no less embarrassing for Arabs than Spaniards, or Americans, or whatever. What’s embarrassing is France’s racism. What is also embarrassing is that France was seemingly scared of a negative reaction in its Arab communities. You can’t change the facts. (Well, you can actually. But it requires a lot of resources and can be quite difficult.)
The extent of injuries to the crew is unknown, for there has been a news blackout in the major media in France and elsewhere. Coverage of the story was deemed insulting to Moslem Arabs. Finally, the photos are starting to leak out.