New police unit to fight organized crime to be established in January

A new police unit in charge of dealing with organized crime will be established in January, Israel Police Inspector General David Cohen announced Sunday. According to Cohen, at least 1,000 police officers will join the new unit, which will be "the tie breaker in the war against organized crime in Israel." Meanwhile, Public Security Minister Avi Dichter said on Sunday that the use of weapons by criminals is on the rise. He also said the use of explosives and grenades stolen from IDF bases had risen drastically, and urged the army to do more to prevent such thefts.