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Bennett: Violence in Arab community is a ‘national calamity’

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett meets with officials to discuss plans to address violence and crime in Arab Israeli communities, at his office in Jerusalem, July 28, 2021. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett meets with officials to discuss plans to address violence and crime in Arab Israeli communities, at his office in Jerusalem, July 28, 2021. (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett meets with senior government and police officials to discuss plans for addressing violence and crime in Arab Israeli communities.

A statement from Bennett’s office says an anti-crime plan will be released soon.

“The violence in the Arab community is a national calamity that has been neglected for many years,” Bennett is quoted saying in the statement. “The crime is everyday and fear rules the streets. It is the responsibility of the government to fight and deal with the phenomenon and it is a national mission.”

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