As cabinet meeting delayed, Netanyahu to address violence in Arab communities

As the cabinet meeting is delayed, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to give a press conference on violence in Arab Israeli communities, following the killing of a nursing student in Tamra in a police shootout with criminals on Tuesday.

Netanyahu has been reaching out to Arab voters ahead of the March elections, in a sharp change from his previous rhetoric on the minority. He has vowed to crack down on violence in their towns and cities.

The cabinet meeting, which is to be focused on easing the lockdown rules, could be postponed until tomorrow, according to Hebrew media reports. The delay has angered Blue and White, which is insisting on holding the meeting tonight, even if it goes late into the night, according to Channel 12.

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