Minister: Reducing violence in Arab sector a priority

February 13, 2012 15:55


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Tackling the disproportionate level of violence in the Arab sector is a priority, Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch said Monday.

Speaking at a special Knesset committee meeting on violence in the Arab sector, Aharonovitch said that the level of violence is even higher than appears because many incidents go unreported.

"Regarding the data - double the reported number," Aharonovitch said.

"In the data we have, there are 141 incidents of murder in total, and 62 of them are from the Arab sector. We know about many unreported cases."

"Defeating and controlling the violence in the Arab sector is something I have set as a goal," the minister continued. "When I say thousands of weapons are caught, it shows the huge number of weapons out there."

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