Tackling the mob

By PAUL ALSTER
June 24, 2014 14:58

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




Charlie Abutbul

Netanya mafia boss Charlie Abutbul was found dead in his Netanya home, after allegedly committing suicide, April 17. (photo credit:GIDEON MARKOWICZ / FLASH 90)

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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