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‘We’ve just started,’ Bennett says after cops make Israel’s biggest ever gun bust

Illegal weapons seized by police are displayed during a ceremony in the northern city of Nazareth, on November 9, 2021. (Michael Giladi/Flash90)
Illegal weapons seized by police are displayed during a ceremony in the northern city of Nazareth, on November 9, 2021. (Michael Giladi/Flash90)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett hails the seizure of arms and arrest of dozens of gunrunners in what the police have touted as the largest weapons bust in Israel’s history.

At an event in Tel Aviv where the weapons were displayed, Bennett describes the number of unauthorized firearms on Israeli streets “as one of the largest illegal arms caches in the Middle East.”

“We’ve just started,” he says.

“To the Arab citizens of Israel, I want to say: You deserve personal security; therefore, we are here taking action and we will continue to do so,” the premier adds.

Bennett also issues a warning to arms traffickers and others involved in violent crime.

“We will not give up, we will not relent. We have you in sight and we will pursue you… We will settle accounts with you and we will put you on trial, and you will pay,” he says.

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