police car 311.
(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
Four former police officers from Nahariya who are considered to be under threat
from mobsters have been given personal firearms for self-defense, Public
Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch announced on Thursday.
officers, who served time in prison for targeting an organized crime boss with
explosives in 2006, have also been given personal bodyguards, following the
attempted assassination of one of the officers in Nahariya last
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In a statement, the Public Security Ministry said the guns were
transferred after the officers were found fit to carry arms.
one of the former officers, is recovering in hospital in moderate condition, and
is under heavy security after being struck by three bullets fired by two men. He
was shot as he walked near a synagogue in which he prayed
Hadad, together with colleagues Yaniv Ashur, Yossi Levi and
Rami Musawere, was released from prison earlier this year after being convicted
of planting explosives at the home of mob kingpin Michael Mor.
officers were convicted of putting bombs in Mor’s vehicle and the home of his
The ex-officers said their actions came after Mor ordered his men
to throw grenades at their homes, and their pleas for assistance from the
police’s senior brass went unanswered.
Ahronovitch has vowed to return
the men to the police force.