New restrictions help banks collect; and helped trigger Be'er Sheva man's rage
Changes in the law allowing enforcement authorities to declare Israelis 'restricted customers' allows banks to rein in wayward borrowers, but the number of debtors suffering the consequences has more than doubled.
The initial investigation of Monday's shooting attack at the Neve Ze'ev branch of Hapoalim in Be'er Sheva, which took the lives of four people, found that Itamar Alon – the perpetrator who ultimately committed suicide – embarked on his murderous rampage after the bank refused to extend his credit beyond NIS 6,000 earlier that day. This might seem somewhat odd since most banking system customers are...
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