A Small Palestinian Business Is Burglarized Over and Over, and Israeli Police Stand By

Mohammed couldn't go on working in Israel because his baby is sick, so he borrowed money and opened a plant nursery near his West Bank village. It has been robbed five times this past year. The thieves' car and ritual fringes leave little room for doubt about their identity

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Mohammed Mahmadi next to his nursery.
Mohammed Mahmadi next to his nursery.Credit: Alex Levac
The break in at Mohammed Mahmadi's kiosk.
Shattered garden statues at Mohammed's plant nursery.Credit: Alex Levac
Mohammed Mahmadi. “Dogs are better than them,” he says of the burglars. “You know why I’m upset? Because never in my life have I done anything bad to anyone.”Credit: Alex Levac