Netanyahu vows crackdown on Arab crime after Tel Aviv murders

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) speaks to the media on January 2, 2016 at the site where a gunman opened fire on a pub and a cafe a day earlier in the Israeli city of Tel AvivIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denounced Saturday the murder of two people in Tel Aviv by a shooter suspected of being an Arab Israeli, pledging a crackdown on crime in that community. A man police identified as Nashaat Melhem opened fire at a pub Friday, killing the two and wounding seven others before fleeing. The shooting came amid a wave of Palestinian attacks on Israelis, and while police said there was a “strong possibility that this was a terrorist attack”, Netanyahu did not define it as such.

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