Tag Archive for Israel crime

Israeli Arabs Complain Representatives Care About Gaza, Not Their Safety

After 4 people murdered over the past week in ‘blood fueds’ & ‘honor killings’ in Arab towns, Israeli Arabs are frustrated at by the lack of interest from their elected Arab officials.

By Hassan Shaalan


“Arab MKs are dealing with Gaza and other things. It would appear they don’t care about what happens in the sector,” an angry resident of Tamra said Tuesday after a fourth person fell victim to violence in the Arab sector over the past week.

Three of the 4 victims from Arab community violence over the past week

A 60-year-old Tamra resident was shot to death on Tuesday night after unknown perpetrators on a motorcycle opened fire on a supermarket in the city. Continue Reading »

Outraged Netanyahu Instructs Shin Bet to Investigate Possible Arson of Historic Church

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said that the church torching is a heinous crime & an “attack on us all…Freedom of worship is one of Israel’s cornerstones,” the prime minister said. “Hatred & intolerance have no place in our society.”

By i24news


A fire broke out Wednesday night at a major Catholic pilgrimage church on the shores of the Sea of Galilee in what police have determined was arson. Police were investigating whether the arson was a hate crime on the part of extremist Jews.

5th century church set on fire in suspected hate crime, June 2015 – Ynet/Avihu Shapira

A member of the Roman Catholic Benedictine order, which manages the site, said one of the buildings within the compound was completely destroyed in the blaze but the church itself was not damaged. Continue Reading »

Israeli police seize weapons called ‘Christmas decorations’ destined to E. Jerusalem Arabs

Israel Police suspect that the weapons in the 2 containers, which included fireworks, knives & electroshock devices, were meant to be given to Palestinian protesters.


Three suspects from northern Israel are in custody after taking possession of two shipping containers full of fireworks, knives, swords and electroshock weapons, according to the Israel Police.


Israeli police inspect the contents of containers in which weapons were found under the guise of Christmas decorations, 2014. – Photo: Israel Police

A gag order on the seizure was lifted on Thursday.

The containers were shipped from China under the guise of Christmas decorations and addressed to a resident of Beit Hanina, a largely Christian neighborhood in East Jerusalem.

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Survey: Every minute 63 cyber crimes are committed in Israel

Since the beginning of the year, Israel Police dealt with 712 cases of the 30 million cases of cyber bullying that took place.


There were some 30 million cases of cyber bullying in Israel in the first 10 months of this year, victimizing about 387,000 people 20 or older, according to a survey by the Public Security Ministry. This works out to 63 cases of cyber bullying every minute.

there are 63 Israeli cases of cyber bullying every minute

Internet porn is the price we pay for freedom of information. – Photo: AP

Yet the police have opened an average of only 712 cyber-bullying cases a year over the past four years, accounting for a mere 0.19 percent of all police cases opened during this period.

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Arab Stabs IDF Soldier in Tel Aviv Terrorist Attack

Unnamed soldier with multiple stab wounds was evacuated to Sheba Medical Center in critical condition. Israel police capture assailant, 18 yr-old Arab male from Nablus.


An Israel Defense Forces soldier was stabbed near a train station in the city of Tel Aviv on Monday in what police say was a terror attack.

Magen David Adom paramedics evacuate the victim of a stabbing at Haganah train station, Tel Aviv, No

Magen David Adom paramedics evacuate the victim of a stabbing at Haganah train station, Tel Aviv, Nov. 10, 2014. – Photo: Magen David Adom

Emergency rescue services treated him at the site before evacuating him to Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, in critical condition. According to Magen David Adom spokesman Zaki Heller, the soldier, aged about 20, was found with a number of stab wounds. Continue Reading »

Breaking: Israel Police arrest suspects for murder of Palestinian teen


According to Israel Police, Mohammed Abu Khdeir was kidnapped & burned alive, most likely in revenge for murders 3 weeks earlier of 3 Israeli teens.

By Omri Efraim


Israeli security forces arrested suspects in connection to the kidnapping and murder of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir. The move gives more weight to the suspicion that the murder had a nationalist motive.

Mohammed Abu Khdeir

An undated family handout picture of Mohammed Abu Khdeir. – Photo: AFP

Initial autopsy findings from the body of an East Jerusalem youth who Palestinians believe was kidnapped and killed by far-right Jews showed that he was burned alive, the Palestinian attorney-general is reported as saying. Continue Reading »

The facts so far: Unraveling the murder that’s shaking Jerusalem

The police have yet to rule out Mohammed Abu Khdeir’s death being part of a family feud or a criminal act, but those are the least likely options at this stage.


1. The question of the motive for the murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir on Wednesday morning continued to hang in the air throughout the day: Was it criminal, and he was murdered by Palestinians? Or nationalist, in which case the perpetrators were Jews.

Mohammed Abu Khdeir

An undated family handout picture of Mohammed Abu Khdeir. – Photo: AFP

Who was Mohammed Abu Khdeir? Here’s what can be published that hasn’t already been reported.

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Proposed gov’t legislation seeks to toughen sentences for rock throwers

New law will allow conviction without a need to ‘prove intent to harm’ car or passengers and 5 years for throwing a rock at a police officer or his vehicle – interfering in the carrying out of his duty.


The government is attempting to make it easier to convict suspects of throwing rocks at passing cars as well as stiffening the sentence for the crime. A draft of a new law that was circulated on Sunday by the Justice Ministry would make it possible to convict and punish the violators even if the state cannot prove they intended to damage cars or injure passengers.

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New procedures now identify date rape drug for evidence


To this day, not a single indictment has been filed in Israel against someone suspected of using the drug since it left the body to quickly to be identified.


The women’s stories are always similar: They report waking up in hotel rooms, strange apartments or even in public bathrooms after an evening encounter that clearly ended in rape, but can remember absolutely nothing of what had transpired.

Tel Aviv nightclub

For an unknown number of victims, a night out in a Tel Aviv nightclub ended in rape – and total memory loss. – Photo: David Bachar

They are victims of what are commonly called “date-rape drugs” that were added to their food or drink without their knowledge.

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Court criticizes Knesset for neglecting to regulate ritual circumcision

An Ashkelon judge lambastes Israel’s parliament for continually failing to manage this problem in its ruling acquitting 2 men of performing a circumcision without licenses.


An Israeli court slammed the Knesset on Thursday for failing to enact legislation regulating circumcision, saying it should have done so long ago.

 A mohel is surround by other rabbis and relatives as he holds a boy at his circumcision. Photo by AP

A mohel is surround by other rabbis and relatives as he holds a boy at his circumcision. – Photo: AP

Ashkelon Magistrate’s Court Judge Haim Nachmias issued the rare criticism in his verdict acquitting two mohels, or “ritual circumcisers,” on charges of negligence.

“The legislators would be wise to regulate the profession of performing circumcisions, and the supervision of those performing this religious commandment, through legislation,” he wrote.

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Known criminal killed in drive-by shooting on Tel Aviv’s boardwalk


The shooting of a Jaffa man known to police, occurred while thousands of visitors were at Tel Aviv shopping complex.

By Eli Senior


A Jaffa man was killed in a drive-by shooting in broad daylight on Saturday by two masked assailants near Hatachana shopping complex on the Tel Aviv boardwalk.

Bullets cover ground at scene of shooting (Photo: Motti Kimchi)

Bullets cover ground at scene of shooting – Photo: Motti Kimchi

The deceased, Taar Lala, 27, is known to the police and has a criminal record.

The shooting occurred while thousands of visitors were in the complex to attend Israel’s Chocolate Festival.

“We were at Hatachana shopping complex when we heard gunshots,” said a mother of two that was at the scene. Continue Reading »

Coca-Cola Israel investigated on anti-trust charges


Coca-Cola charged with cross-promoting their Tara Dairy products by making attractive soft-drink discounts, subject to purchasing Tara products.


The Antitrust Commission is investigating allegations that the Central Bottling Company (Coca-Cola Israel) exploited its dominance in the beverage market by forcing require retailers who bought its drinks to also buy products from its Tara Dairy division.
Israel's Coca-Cola products - Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Israel’s Coca-Cola products – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

The local bottler of Coca-Cola products, which is controlled by Muzi Wertheim, recently spent around 1 billion shekels ($284 million) to boost Tara’s market share.

The Central Bottling Company told TheMarker that it was not aware of any antitrust investigation being conducted against it but welcomed any inquiries from the Antitrust Commission, adding that the company maintains regular contact with the agency.

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Poached Pet Parrot Battles Burglar, Catches Criminal


Beside the obvious empty parrot cage police notice hat that may have been knocked off robber’s head while tackling the pet. DNA sample leads detectives to parrot poacher.

By Matan Tzuri

Police were able to locate and detain a man who robbed a home in southern Israel after the burglar accidentally left his hat behind due to a fierce struggle with the house’s pet parrot. The bird has yet to be found, and it is suspected thief took the pet away with him and sold it to someone else.

Detective parrot cracks the case (Photo: Yaron Brener/Illustration)

Detective parrot cracks the case – Photo: Yaron Brener/Illustration

About a month ago, a resident of one of the communities in southern Israel filed a complaint with the police after his home was broken into. Continue Reading »

Israeli singer Eyal Golan embroiled in underage sex scandal



Eyal Golan responds: ‘I didn’t know they were minors’.

Detectives from the Tel Aviv police are investigating the singer, his father & his PR representative.



The gag order was lifted Wednesday morning on the name of the famous Israeli singer at the center of an underage sex scandal.

Eyal Golan.

Eyal Golan – Photo by Olivier Fitoussi

It is now permissible to publish that Eyal Golan is the singer suspected in having sexual relations with minors.

Golan was taken to Tel Aviv District’s central unit Wednesday morning, where he was questioned on the suspicions against him.

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Court gives fake Mossad agent to 27 months prison for impersonation

Man sentenced for lying to continue romantic relationship with woman and ordered to pay for extorted funds from a security adviser.



Shai Raz, who impersonated the deputy head of the Mossad in order to fraudulently obtain funds and maintain a romantic relationship with a woman, was sentenced on Sunday by the Rehovot Magistrate’s Court to 27 months in prison.

Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

The 27 month sentence was part of a plea bargain endorsed by the court in which Raz  confessed to most of the charges that he was facing.In order to convince T.H. to become romantically involved with him, Raz told her that he was deputy head of the Mossad, and regularly showed her a variety of false and forged documents about his enormous wealth.In
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