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Arab towns in Israel witness increased crime, violence against women

The crime rate in the Palestinian towns of Israel is on the rise and likely to continue, as Israeli security forces face accusations of not enforcing their laws there and letting the perpetrators roam free.
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinians who live within the Green Line (Israel) are exposed increasingly to violence in their towns and villages. On May 28, Samar al-Khatib from Jaffa was killed and her friend wounded after their vehicle was shot at near Rishon LeZion. Abdul Salam Azba was shot May 26 by unknown men in front of his house in Qalansawe city.

A week earlier, two other violent crimes took place. On May 17, a man in Jaffa killed his two sisters, Noura and Hayat Moulouk, claiming they were dishonoring the family. On May 16, a woman in her 50s and her daughter were stabbed by an unknown person in Tiberias.

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