The Arab politician asking Israeli police to enter his communities

Ayman Odeh reflects fears of Arab minority who feel abandoned by law enforcement amid a spike in gang violence Its an unusual request not one you might expect to hear from an Arab politician in Israel. Ayman Odeh, however, is clear: Israeli police should launch an immediate anti-crime crackdown in his communitys towns and cities. We want them to fight organised crime, we want them to end protection, we want them to close the black market and we want them to collect all the illegal weapons, he says. Odeh, who has solved cases involving the murder of Jews at almost twice the rate as those involving Arabs. Meanwhile, Odeh says, Arab-on-Arab violence is ignored. Israels Arab citizens are Palestinians and …