The IDF says only 80 weapons were stolen this past year, so where are the weapons that killed close to 100 Arab-Israelis coming from?
“Everyone is buying weapons these days. It’s become as easy as going to purchase a meal at McDonald’s."
Two murders over the weekend have brought the 2021 death toll in Israeli-Arab communities to 92, with over three months still to go until the end of the year.
SOCIAL AFFAIRS: Whether due to lack of policing or societal fissures, violence and murders in Arab communities are getting worse.
The man was evacuated to hospital from the location in which he was shot, on Route 804, where he was found unconscious. He was in critical condition.
Izzat Hamed was the head of a criminal organization in Jaffa and was reportedly known to the police as someone involved in extortion and bribery-related crimes.
Since the beginning of 2021, at least 48 Arabs in Israel have been killed in violent incidents, according to the Abraham Initiatives.
According to new data by the organization, some 26 young Arabs up to the age of 30 lost their lives this year in circumstances related to violence and crime.
"I want special forces, task forces," Netanyahu suggested, after indicating that the crime wave would likely spread to Jewish localities soon.
Israeli-Arab leaders met with President Reuven Rivlin during Ramadan to discuss crime and violence within their own communities.