Bennett: ‘Violence in Arab society has reached the red line’
(Worthy News) – Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that “violence in Arab society has reached the red line” during a meeting on Sunday in Jerusalem of the ministerial committee set up to counter crime in the country’s Arab communities.
The premier made the comments a day after four Arab security guards were arrested on suspicion of assaulting police officers in the Arab town of Kfar Qasim on Friday.
“The government takes the issue very seriously. The Arab public must understand that the security forces are not the enemy, they are the solution. Not to blame the state, but to go hand in hand with it,” Bennett said. [ Source: i24 (Read More…) ]
Israel Enlists Army, Security Agency to Halt Arab Crime Wave
The Israeli government on Sunday said it was enlisting the military and the Shin Bet internal security agency as it tries to rein in a wave of violence in the country’s Arab sector.
The Arab minority, which makes up around 20% of Israel’s population, has been convulsed by violent crime in recent years, with a murder rate that far exceeds its share of the population. The wave is driven by criminal gangs and family disputes.
Israeli officials have touted a number of initiatives in recent years, including larger budgets for law enforcement in Arab communities. [ Source: NewsMax (Read More…) ]