Lod is an important city in central Israel near Tel Aviv. 

The city has a vast history and has been mentioned in the Bible and maintained a degree of importance for many years.

Today, Lod serves as one of Israel's most important transportation hubs, being home to Ben-Gurion Airport, the country's sole international airport.

Demographically, Lod is characterized by its heavily mixed population, home to Jewish and Arab Israelis alike.

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One Israeli killed, eight wounded in deadly night of shootings in Lod

25-year-old Hamza Abu Ghanem is the 47th Arab-Israeli murdered since the start of 2023 • Eight wounded, including four children

17 from Jerusalem, Lod, West Bank indicted for gun trafficking

The arms dealers attempted to sell various types of pistols and long guns, as well as stun and smoke grenades. Many of the deals ranged from NIS 20,000 to 40,000.

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Israel's Knesset advances bill to tackle illegal weaponry in Arab sector

Under the new bill, Those convicted of possession of illegal weaponry could see a maximum prison term of up to five years.

Israeli murders wife in Lod, second femicide in two weeks in city

The police were able to locate the suspect, who had initially fled the scene, in a crashed vehicle after hitting a police car near his home.


'Writing was on the wall' for murder of Israeli woman by Lod neighbor

The suspect, who lived in his deceased mother's Amidar (projects) housing apartment, was asked to move out of the flat several months ago.

Three arrested on suspicion of shooting and killing relative in Lod

Police suspect the murder occurred because of an internal family conflict.

Crime spiked in Jewish-Arab cities in wake of Guardian of the Walls - report

A year and a half after Operation Guardian of the Walls, police and the Shin Bet are still making arrests related to crimes committed in that period. 

50-year-old arrested on suspicion of kidnapping two teens in Lod

The kidnapped teenagers were held for three days in a building in Lod without food or water.

Too dangerous for Lod murder survivor to go funeral of mother, sister

The police are taking into account the possibility that the assassin fears he was seen and could be ID'd by the twin sister and will try to get to her as well.

Israeli-Arab mother, 14-year-old daughter murdered in Lod

Manar Hajaj and her daughter Hadra were shot dead under the residential building where they live after returning from shopping at the supermarket.

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