The Israeli government sent mighty Border Police to the town of Lod near Ben Gurion Airport in an effort to quell violence there. Arabs have turned the city into another Gaza, a lawless place where criminal murders are routine. An estimated 10,000 Arabs live in Lod illegally, having infiltrated Israel from Palestinian-occupied territories. Arabs in Lod do not pay for water or electricity, and so the municipality has increased water rates for law-abiding Jews to cover the costs.
Regular police are inefficient in Lod, where they enter Arab neighborhoods in military APCs only.