Jerusalem Report

Tackling the mob

The Israel Police have had limited success in combating a surge of Mafia-type killings that have struck some cities and towns.

Charlie Abutbul
MARCH 23, 2014. It’s late evening in the industrial zone of the Mediterranean port city of Ashdod, 40 kilometers south of Tel Aviv. A car slowly draws alongside a 25-year-old man.

Five gunshots ring out. The man collapses.

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