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Police minister said seeking more cops for potential further outbreak of ethnic unrest

Channel 12 news reports on what it says is a plan backed by Public Security Minister Amir Ohana for dealing with a potential further outbreak of ethnic violence in cities with mixed Jewish and Arab populations.

The plan reportedly includes having the Shin Bet security agency carry out arrests and scan social networks for suspicious activity; adding 5,000 more cops over the next three years; having 300 officers sent as reinforcements to police stations; and placing five Border Police companies in mixed cities.

The network, which doesn’t cite a source, says the plan has angered Arab Israeli leaders, who are protesting the Shin Bet’s proposed involvement. They are also said to be irked they weren’t consulted on the plan.

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