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Cops raid Arab, Druze homes across north in crime wave crackdown

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Police raided dozens of homes in Arab towns across northern Israel, arresting 15 people and seizing guns and cash, as part of efforts to crack down on surging violent crime in Arab Israeli communities, officials said Friday.

The operation came hours after a shooting in Haifa claimed the 76th victim of violent crime from the community thus far this year, amid accusations of police and government inaction to stanch the wave of violence.

Officers raided 63 homes in Arab and Druze towns across the north, arresting 15 suspects on suspicion of violence, extortion and money laundering. None of the........

© The Times of Israel

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