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Bennett compares crime wave in south to ‘Wild West’

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett during a tour of the south on December 6, 2021. (Haim Zach/GPO)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett during a tour of the south on December 6, 2021. (Haim Zach/GPO)

During a tour of the south, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett decries the ongoing wave of crime in the region among the Arab community.

“The crime in the Arab community is not only its problem — it is all of ours,” says Bennett. “There are militias here like there are in the Wild West.”

Bennett says that after years of neglect, his government is moving toward action, and will prove to residents that “the law of Beersheba and Rahat is like the law of Tel Aviv.”

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