MK Ben-Ari slams Aharonovich over J'lem stabbing

March 15, 2012 11:57

National Union MK Michael Ben-Ari pointed the finger at Public Security Minister Yithak Aharonovich for not taking a hard enough line to crack down on what he called "nationalist terrorism" in Israel, after an Arab youth stabbed a Jewish girl on the Jerusalem light rail.

"Instead of addressing the problem [of nationalist terrorism], he declares that [these crimes are] just hooliganism," Ben-Ari said, noting the recent attack on two off-duty soldiers by a group of Israeli-Arabs in Haifa, a stabbing and robbery in Nahariya, and Thursday's stabbing of a 19-year-old girl on the Jerusalem light rail near Pisgat Ze'ev.

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