Crime Stories from Israel

 

The ‘Lahav’ gun store in Tel Aviv. (Photo: Ben Hartman)

ISRAELI GUN CONTROL REGULATIONS ‘OPPOSITE OF U.S.’

There is no full-auto Friday or Ladies night at the “Lahav” gun store in TA, a store that bears little resemblance to its US counterparts. The Jerusalem Post – December 18, 2012

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The Al-Omari Mosque in the Ramle shuk. (Photo: Ben Hartman)

RAMLE MOURNS MUSLIM LEADER MURDERED IN LOCAL MOSQUE

In the mosque courtyard is a stone dome believed to house the tomb of Shihab al-Din, a senior officer in the army of Salahdin. It was in his office inside the mosque where Mohammed Taji was found murdered. The Jerusalem Post – October 7, 2012 

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‘The Post’ accompanies TA police on a tour of nightclub districts, where every night has its surprises. (Photo: Ben Hartman)

CLUB HOPPING WITH THE BOYS IN BLUE

Walking into a nightclub with police is a strange feeling; but it is not without its advantages. People look at you funny, a bit uneasily. On the other hand, you pass through “selection” instantly and no one tells you not to take their picture. The Jerusalem Post – November 1, 2012

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As the sudden influx of policemen, border policemen and politicians took place this week, locals spoke of decades of neglect by the law enforcement authorities and the national leadership. (Photo: Ben Hartman)

LOD: THE MURDEROUS CULMINATION OF DECADES OF NEGLECT 

Only 20 minutes from Tel Aviv, the ancient Jewish/Arab city has burned itself a place in the Israeli psyche as home to drug dens selling low-grade heroin hand over fist throughout its poorer districts, as well as the blood feuds among its Arab crime families. The Jerusalem Post – October 8, 2012

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Suspects in alleged bomb-making ring in court in Tel Aviv. (Photo: Ben Hartman)

FATHER AND SON BOMB-MAKING RING UNCOVERED IN HOLON

While police described the operation as one of the most advanced in the country’s history, they also said the son learned his know-how from the Internet, including how to construct remote-detonated explosives for the Israeli underworld. The Jerusalem Post – October 23, 2012

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