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January 11, 2016 1:30 pm

Netanyahu Announces Crackdown on Crime in Israel’s Arab Sector

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The prime minister said his government would introduce a series of measures to boost law enforcement activities in Arab communities. Photo: GPO.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who said his government would introduce a series of measures to boost law enforcement in Arab communities. Photo: GPO.

JNS.org – Ten days after Arab Israeli terrorist Nashat Milhem shot dead two Jews in central Tel Aviv, while also allegedly murdering an Arab cab driver during his escape, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his government would introduce a series of measures to boost law enforcement activities in Arab communities.

Among the steps being considered are constructing more police stations and extending their hours of operation, confiscating unlicensed firearms, and reducing illegal construction. Netanyahu met with Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan on Sunday to discuss the matter and asked the minister to report back to him with a comprehensive plan. Israel Police Commissioner Insp. Gen. Roni Alsheikh, Shin Bet security agency chief Yoram Cohen, and Prime Minister’s Office Director General Eli Groner also took part in the meeting. It was decided that Groner would oversee the resources and budgets to implement the plan.

“Israel will enforce its laws and its sovereignty over all parts of the state — the Galilee, the Negev, the [predominantly Arab northern area known as] the Triangle, and everywhere else,” said Netanyahu. “We will build new police stations, recruit more police officers. We will enter every community and demand adherence to the laws of the state.”

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  • Annie

    Long time overdue measure. Congratulations for proper approach . Respect for the state and its people is what defines the nation. No more bullying of innocent civilians. Long live Israel.

  • Ari Wesiberg

    Netanyhu well said. will he follow through…

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