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Bennett says crime in Arab community has reached ‘monstrous magnitude’

For the first time, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett convenes a panel of ministers tasked with tackling the ongoing epidemic of violent crime in the Arab Israeli community, where at least 95 people have been murdered this year.

At the outset of the meeting, Bennett says the situation in the Arab sector “has reached a red line.”

“This is a problem that has been ignored and neglected — it has reached monstrous magnitude,” the premier says. “The Arab public must understand that the security forces aren’t the enemy — they are the solution. Stand behind the police and security forces, stand behind the state.”

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