Report: Insufficient action against trafficking

The police and the State Prosecutor's office are not implementing the recommendations of the parliamentary committee set up to address the problem of trafficking in women. According to a follow-up report, the police continue to hold many of the women in detainment facilities rather than in a special shelter set up for them, Israel Radio reported Sunday morning. Furthermore, the legal proceedings against the pimps take a long time and the state does not demand monetary damages from them as they are obligated to by law. Committee head MK Zehava Gal-On said a national authority to fight human trafficking should be created.