Israel Targets to Recruit Thousands of Muslim Officers Soon

By Admin | 06 July 2021 13:19:20 | 185 | 0
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The Israeli police hope to recruit about 2,500 Muslim officers in the next three years. Kan news agency reported Friday that Israel aims for Muslim police officers to make up 10 percent of the Israeli army.


According to the report, there are currently about 780 Muslim police officers, or 3 percent of the Israeli police force. Kan also reported that the government's leader for violence in the Arab community had announced his resignation, just four months after his appointment by the last government.


The report said that Aharon Franko, a former top police official, had been unable to make any progress since entering the newly created post, or to secure the cooperation of local leaders, and had come to the conclusion that he could not bring about real change.


The issue of violent crimes within Israel's Arab sector has been a major public complaint for several years.


Last week, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, announced at a weekly cabinet meeting that Israel would implement a national plan to tackle crime in the country's Arab sector.


"We will do this in all dimensions: civil, economic and, of course, criminal. This is first of all the will of society itself and of course the national interest as a whole," Bennett said, as reported in The Times of Israel, Sunday (4/4). /7).


Bennett made the comments after five Israeli Arabs were killed in deadly shootings in as many days. He noted that since early 2021, dozens of people have been killed in Arab communities.


“Violence in the Arab community is a disaster in this country that has been neglected for years. The responsibility for fighting this rests on our shoulders. This is a national mission," he said.


As is known, Ra'am's Arab-Islamic party joined the current governing coalition. Raam or the United Arab List under the leadership of an Islamist politician, Mansour Abbas, runs a platform to address violence in Israel's Arab community.


When Ra'am signed the coalition agreement in early June, it was noted that Bennett and his coalition partner, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, agreed to provide 2.5 million new Israeli Shekels (770 thousand US dollars) to combat violence and organized crime in society. Arab.