Ministers decide IDF, Shin Bet to help deal with illegal weapons in Arab community

A panel of ministers tasked with battling rampant crime in the Arab community has ended its first meeting, a statement says, adding that it has been decided that the IDF and the Shin Bet security agency will be involved in a new effort to tackle the proliferation of illegal weapons within the community.

The Justice Ministry will promote legislation handing enforcement bodies more legal means, including a minimum punishment for possession of weapons and trade in weapons.

The implementation of the new plan will be immediate.

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