Israel Police Stopped Disclosing Sex Crimes in Effort to Improve Their Image, Sources Say

Sources say the spokesperson's unit was ordered to highlight 'positive aspects' of police activity and focus media attention on illegal Palestinian aliens, arms in the Arab community and drug busts.

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Police spokespeople have refrained from reporting rapes and other sex crimes to the media over the past two weeks in an effort to improve the police’s image, sources in the spokesperson’s unit said.