Refugee camp near Jerusalem becomes­ a haven for drug dealers

21.11.2011                      24.Cheschwan. 5772

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Refugee camp near Jerusalem becomes­ a haven for drug dealers

Jerusalem Magistrate's Court indicts two men from the Shoafat refugee camp for dealing drugs to minor girls, sometimes in exchange for sex, and of using violence against the girls.

The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court indicted two men two weeks ago from the greater Jerusalem area on charges of drug dealing. Among the charges against Mohammed Abu-Nagma of the Shoafat refugee camp and Asher Abuksis of Mevasseret Zion are dealing drugs to minor girls, sometimes in exchange for sex, and of using violence against the girls.
Both suspects have denied the charges. But Moaz Zat'ari, head of Al-Maqdese, an East Jerusalem group that fights drug addition and other social problems, says he is not surprised one of the suspects is from the Shoafat refugee camp. Zat'ari says the camp, which is within Jerusalem's municipal boundaries, has become the main drug supplier for users in and around the capital….