Due to New Police Policy, No Women Murdered in Lod or Ramle in 2012

Important change in how police handle threats to Arab women by family members is ceasing to rely on local sheikhs.

For the first time in many years, not a single woman from Lod or Ramle was murdered last year, apparently as a result of a dramatic change in the way police handle threats to Arab women by family members. The change in policy came in the wake of sharp criticism of police inaction following the murder of four women in 2011.