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Deputy public security minister claims shooting deaths in Arab towns have dropped

Deputy Public Security Minister Yoav Segalovitz speaks at a Knesset Public Security Committee meeting on April 10, 2022. (Gal Cohen/Knesset)
Deputy Public Security Minister Yoav Segalovitz speaks at a Knesset Public Security Committee meeting on April 10, 2022. (Gal Cohen/Knesset)

Deputy Public Security Minister Yoav Segalovitz claims that shootings within the Arab community have dropped recently as the government and Israeli security forces have worked to round up and confiscate illegal weapons.

According to Segalovitz, between October 17, 2020, and March 21, 2021, there were 56 murders within Arab society in Israel, compared to 42 between October 17, 2021 and March 21, 2022.

Speaking to a meeting of the Knesset Public Security Committee, Segalovitz says that as part of such efforts, a list of 631 suspects has been compiled, and 166 have been arrested and 144 indicted.

“Criminals need to understand that the rules of the game have changed,” he says. “This is a top-priority social mission. The discussions are over — we are moving on to action.”

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