Crime & Violence in Israel

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  • According to Betzalel Kahn, “Policemen in Jerusalem, under direct orders … have been seeding violence and wreaking destruction aimed at thousands of Meah Shearim and Beit Yisrael [both Haredi neighborhoods] residents, ruthlessly beating and trampling passersby, destroying private homes based on a cruel desire for revenge and illegal collective punishment.â€? (Dei’ah Vedibur)
  • Israeli judges have been receiving threats from crime families. (Haaretz)
  • 86 percent of Israelis believe that their society is becoming more violent, and according to Evelyn Gordon, law enforcement agencies “have consistently sent the message that violence is rewarded.â€? (The Jerusalem Post)
  • A police crimes investigation “has concluded that documents presented by two Jewish companies meant to prove they purchased a building in Hebron from Palestinians were either forged or there is substantial doubt as to their authenticity.â€? (The Jerusalem Post)
  • But Hevron’s Jewish community says such charges are “merely rehashing unfounded accusations.â€? (Israel National News)

Posted on July 6, 2007

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