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Former coalition chairman David Bitan

Coalition chair questioned second time in corruption probe

Bitan’s first questioning took place on Sunday for over 13 hours.

Massive car explosion on Ayalon Highway leaves one man dead and another gravely injured on November

Arab man killed, another seriously injured in apparent car bombing

Police rule out terrorism, investigating as criminal matter.

The explosion in an Ashdod residential parking garage

Two injured in Ashdod car blast

Police treating the explosion as a criminal incident, part of Israel's gang wars.


Police arrest 33 reputed mobsters in overnight raids throughout Israel

Alleged crime boss Michael Mor is among the detainees.

Drugs Israel

Police arrest 24 suspects in major northern Israel drug raid

Undercover agent infiltrates dealers' network for over 5 months.

Man in handcuffs - illustrative

Senior Israeli mobster arrested in Argentina

The arrest is part of the larger police investigation, termed “Case 1131,” into a number of mob-related murders. Police have filed 15 indictments in the case.

Car bomb

Ongoing mob investigation picks up steam as six arrested

Among those arrested were people associated with the crime organization headed by Israeli mobster Ytizhak Abergil who currently sits in prison.

Terror Israel

14 mobsters suspected in multiple murders arrested

The detainees are suspected of involvement in the assassination of Avi David, shot at point-blank range outside a Bat Yam steakhouse in October 2011, among others.

Yoav "HaTzel (The Shadow)" Eliasi

Controversial Israeli rapper survives assassination attempt

HaTzel is associated with radical right wing groups and has an active social media presence by which he spreads his views, which have been criticized by many as racist and inciting.


Indictments likely against 3 city leaders

Police recommend charging heads of Ramat Gan, Zichron Yaakov and Hatzor Haglilit.

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