Netanyahu: Enforce Law in Arab Sector Too
"There are not two states," the Prime Minister said. "There is no state within a state. We live in one state – the State of Israel is Jewish and democratic."
"There is a feeling in the public that the level of enforcement among these populaces is much lower. I am committed to change this. I demand equal enforcement in all parts of the state of Israel."
It is a well-known fact in Israel that Arabs riot and ambush Jews regularly in various hotspots including eastern Jerusalem, and that police are loath to give chase, sometimes for fear that they will have to use violence and then face investigation and possible prosecution. Arab land encroachment and theft of goods and livestock, in addition to illegal building, plague the Negev and Galilee with little reaction from law enforcement agencies.
Netanyahu also gave instructions to meaningfully augment enforcement along the southern border in order to reduce the number of infiltrators, until the completion of a security barrier along the border.