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Bennett: Violent crime in Arab communities has reached ‘insufferable point’

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and police chief Kobi Shabtai during an inauguration ceremony marking the opening of a new police station in Kiryat Ata, on August 11, 2021. (Roni Ofer/Flash90)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and police chief Kobi Shabtai during an inauguration ceremony marking the opening of a new police station in Kiryat Ata, on August 11, 2021. (Roni Ofer/Flash90)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett expresses his backing for police and says that violent crime in Arab communities has reached an “insufferable point” after several officers were assaulted by private security guards outside the Kafr Qasim municipality.

“We will fight [the violence] with all our strength,” he tweets. “I expect the Arab community, which is asking the state to intervene, to give police officers full backing and support.”

He also vows “we will bring to justice” to those behind the assault.

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