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.

June 24, 2014 14:58
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)


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