Bennett toured the south; Mayor of BS: “Civil terrorism is a threat”

Today (Monday), Prime Minister Naftali Bennett toured the south of the country in the shadow of the increase in violent incidents in the area. The Prime Minister’s Office stated that during the visit, the Prime Minister “will visit an observation point on Rahat and receive an operational review.”

During the tour, the Prime Minister met with the heads of the local authorities. The mayor of Ash Sheva, Rubik Danilovich, He said during the meeting that “civilian terrorism is the strategic threat to our existence. It is time to * restore governance immediately, with all force and without compromise (enforcement, deterrence and punishment), start regulating Bedouin settlement and embark on a socio-economic plan to wipe.”

Chairman of the Regional Government Center and Chairman of the Merhavim Regional Council, Shai Hajaj, He said at the hearing that “the struggle for the return of governance in the south requires a broad mobilization of all government officials. A comprehensive solution must be brought and it is not enough to increase forces on the ground. An inter-ministerial committee must be set up The Interior, Justice and Education, to prepare a national plan to combat crime. “

According to Hajjaj, such a program requires a lot of resources and emphasized that it is not enough to increase police and enforcement forces, the inter-ministerial committee will work for legislation, toughening punishment, financial enforcement, backing the police and of course the program will also work in education in all localities.

Head of the Ramat Hanegev Regional Council, Eran DoronHe said at the meeting that “this government seems to understand the size of the hour and the need to deal with crime. I hope that the state budget will indeed strengthen police forces and operations, but it is not enough. Over time”.

Mayor of Dimona, Bnei Bitton, Referred to the meeting of the heads of the authorities in the south on the “Noon Diary” program on IDF waves and said that “we do not have time for programs, we want results. It is not possible to continue like this ‘in the backyard’. We did not get many answers. The police told me that they have no police force and that they do not have the ability to function. Give us more standards. “

“We are tired of all the promises, it did not start in this government but what is happening now is crossing all the red lines. I told the Minister of Internal Security that he is cut off from his office and from what is happening. We need resources and budgets,” he added.

Bnei Bitton (Photo: Hadas Porush, Flash 90)

A report by the Knesset Research and Information Center revealed last month that the crime rate in the Southern District is the highest of all districts in the country. Criminal is leading the Southern District, with 10,111 arrests accounting for 22% of the total figure in 2020.


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