Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the site of a deadly shooting attack in Tel Aviv Saturday evening, vowing to “dramatically increase” police enforcement in Arab towns throughout the country and to root out pockets of lawlessness and incitement in Israel’s Arab communities.
“We will dramatically increase law enforcement services in the Arab sector,” he said. “We will open new police stations, recruit more police officers, go into all the towns and demand of everyone loyalty to the laws of the state.”
The prime minister toured the scene of Friday’s fatal attack at the Simta Bar in Dizengoff Street where he was briefed by police officials on the events and on the state of the investigation. The suspect in the attack is an Israeli Arab, Nashat Milhem of Arara in northern Israel. He fled the scene of the shooting and remained at large Saturday evening.