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Police preparing for scenario in which Haredi rioter kills cop — report

The Israel Police are preparing for a potential scenario in which ultra-Orthodox extremists kill an officer, Channel 13 reports.

The report says officials are debating whether to include that scenario in the cops’ operation doctrine, as well as another scenario in which police officers or their families are threatened by the extremists, who have been violently resisting efforts to step up the enforcement of lockdown orders.

Intelligence points to rabbis having lost control of some young rioters, meaning they are not able to order them to scale down their activities, according to the report.

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