Tel Aviv Boils With Gang Violence

This piece first appeared in The Times of Israel.

Street in Montego Bay, Jamaica. (D Ramey Logan, CC-BY-SA, via wikipedia)

Street in Montego Bay, Jamaica. (D Ramey Logan, CC-BY-SA, via wikipedia)

According to a recent article, residents of Tel Aviv, tired of the life of violence they have endured for decades, are determined to make the latest peace initiative work.

The story must refer to the latest Rabin Square protest in favor of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s peace plan, right? Wrong.

The article is actually from The Gleaner, the Jamaican daily, and the Tel Aviv it refers to is a gang-ruled, violence-infested neighborhood in the capital city of Kingston. Apparently, members of rival gangs in the area are now sitting down and trying to work things out through the facilitation of the Kingston Central Police superintendent Victor Hamilton.

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© 2014 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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