After mass shooting, Netanyahu seeks to involve Shin Bet in tackling Arab crime wave

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he is “determined” to involve the Shin Bet internal security agency in the fight against organized violent crime in the Arab community, following the mass shooting in Yafa an-Naseriyye in which five were killed.

“I am horrified by the terrible murder near Nazareth,” he says in a statement. “We are determined to stop this string of murders. We will do so not only by boosting police [forces], but also with the help of the Shin Bet. I am determined to involve the Shin Bet in aiding the Israel Police against these criminals, against the crime organizations.”

The premier says he’s held meetings on the matter this week with defense, legal and police officials, “and I intend to continue next week and achieve a quick result.”

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