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Bennett vows to ‘continue full throttle’ against violent crime in Arab sector

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett holds a ministerial meeting in Jerusalem on November 15, 2021, to discuss violent crime in the Arab sector. (Haim Zach/GPO)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett holds a ministerial meeting in Jerusalem on November 15, 2021, to discuss violent crime in the Arab sector. (Haim Zach/GPO)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett holds a meeting in Jerusalem of the Ministerial Team on Fighting Crime and Violence in the Arab Sector following several violent incidents in recent days.

“Crime in the Arab sector, especially the weapons and the quantities of illegal weapons that are enough for a small army, the arsenal that has accumulated and expanded over many years, needs to be emptied,” says Bennett.

“Friends, we are taking action,” adds the prime minister. “We have started to work. I am pleased to report that the Israel Police has started to work with full force. We are making a critical effort throughout the country against weapons and munitions.”

The head of the Shin Bet and the Israel Police as well as Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar, Public Security Minister Omer Barlev and Welfare and Employment Minister Meir Cohen and a range of other officials take part in the meeting.

“Now our task is not to take the foot off the gas but to continue full throttle: More and more operations, to continue pressing until the mission is completed,” says Bennett.

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