During a meeting today with top police officials in charge of tackling violent crime in the Arab community, Prime Minister Netanyahu told police commanders they may need to “kill some of them” when referring to crime leaders.
“There is a point in a battle where you break the will of the enemy to fight, when you break their spirit,” he said in a video from the event.
“You’ll catch, incarcerate, maybe kill some of them, and the rest will disperse when they realize the battle is lost,” Netanyahu said.
Netanyahu has vowed to clamp down on Arab violent crime, which has already claimed dozens of lives in the community since the beginning of the year. Arab leaders have accused police of years of neglect and a failure to properly enforce the law in their communities.