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Israel's Shin Bet Security Service Can Help Curb Crime in the Arab Society. But at What Cost?

The government's decision to utilize the Shin Bet to deal with organized crime in civilian population could create a permanent rift between the agency and Arab citizens

Amos Harel
Amos Harel
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Amos Harel
Amos Harel

After excessive delays, the government began on Sunday to take a series of necessary steps for combatting crime in the Arab community. A special committee of ministers convened its first meeting, a work plan was formulated by Deputy Public Security Minister (and former high-ranking police officer) Yoav Segalovitz, and a series of steps was authorized, among them, the inclusion for the first time of the Israel Defense Forces and the Shin Bet security service in efforts to collect illegal weapons.

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