Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday met with Arab leaders to discuss ways of bridging gaps in areas such as employment, education, transportation, and housing.
Sakhnin Mayor Mazen Ganaim, who is chairman of the committee of Arab municipal authorities, told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday that the meeting with the prime minister "was positive without a doubt." He said he would create a ministerial committee that would meet each month to deal with problems in the Arab sector.
Asked about what funds were being demanded to develop the Arab sector, Ganaim said NIS 32 billion over five years. This money will help the Arab sector deal with unemployment, crime, and poverty, he said.