Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch on Wednesday ordered yet more Border Police into the city, and declared the start of a new drive to seize illegal firearms in Lod.
"Preventing murders, especially 'family honor' slayings, will not be achieved through increased enforcement, but through a change in culture, education, legal deterrence, an increased role by welfare services, and an improvement in infrastructure," Aharonovitch said.
"In Israel, we will not see a situation in which a police officer sleeps in every home," the public security minister said. "When a crimes arrive at the police's door, it means that all the other arms of the state have failed," he added.
"The police cannot replace health workers, courts, social workers, teachers and parents." Lod will in the coming months enter an urban policing pilot scheme, in which municipal inspectors with some police powers will patrol the city's streets, as part of an effort to mitigate violent crime, the Public Security Ministry announced.