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Cabinet to soon discuss Shin Bet involvement in fighting Arab society violence — TV

Scene of the shooting in Rameh on August 15, 2021, in which politician Sahar Ismail, 50, was shot dead. (Israel Police)
Illustrative: Scene of a shooting in Rameh on August 15, 2021, in which Sahar Ismail, 50, was shot dead. (Israel Police)

The cabinet will soon deliberate approving the Shin Bet security service’s involvement in fighting violent crime in Arab Israeli communities, Channel 13 news reports.

According to the unsourced report, the Public Security Ministry is currently working with the Justice Ministry and Shin Bet to describe how best to use the agency, which is usually involved in counterterror and counterintelligence operations.

The network also asserted “Resh,” Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s pick for new Shin Bet chief, is considered to back a broader mission for the security service than its outgoing leader Nadav Argaman and is on board with getting involved in combatting violence and crime in Arab locales.

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