586 arrested for weapons crimes, shootings in Jan, 90% Arabs

Israeli police continue to increase activity against weapons offenses in the Arab sector. In January, police arrested 586 suspects across the country for weapons and firearms offenses – an increase of 36% over the same period last year. More than 90% of the suspects arrested are from the Arab-Israeli sector.

173 indictments were filed against defendants for firearms and weapons offenses nationwide – an increase of 78% compared to January 2020. More than 85% of indictments filed in Israel last month for firearms and possession / trafficking / use of weapons were filed against defendants from the country’s Arab community.

Source Link: https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/531710

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