by AKIVA at Mystical Paths
Whoops, the police accidentally reported...
(Haaretz) Where did David Shapira, the Israel Defense Forces officer who killed the terrorist, obtain a police detective's cap he wore inside the yeshiva?
Police officers had been saying that Shapira got the hat from the first police officer to reach the scene, who decided not to confront the terrorist. But in Monday's meeting it became clear that Shapira had been wearing a special detective's cap, not a regular uniformed-officer's hat.
Franco was unable to explain whether Shapira got the hat from the patrol officer or perhaps from a second officer, a detective who was at the scene but who, like the patrol officer, also declined to confront the terrorist.
Let me repeat that, LOUD AND CLEAR:
A regular patrol Israeli police officer arrived while the shooting was in progress, "declined" to enter the building and attempt to stop the US financed arab terrorist. Instead, he decided to prevent others from entering!
Then, a Israeli police detective arrived while the shooting was still in progress and 'decided not to confront the US State Department sponsored arab terrorist.'
They stood by while children were murdered, while holy Torah students were slaughtered in their yeshiva over their holy books. "Declined to confront." Nice euphemism.
It's unclear exactly how he was stopped between two separate men who took immediate action. One man rushed in past the police (probably with them trying to stop him) and got a shot off hitting the terrorist (this man is discussed in the article above, seems he grabbed one of the policemen's hats on the way in, probably to let those inside know he was a good guy). Another man climbed a nearby building and hit the terrorist with two M-16 rifle head shots through a window. (These two men are reported as David Shapira and Yitzhak Dadon respectively, both heroes for their actions.)
And the police set up a perimeter. (Ok, I'm a little upset hearing this report. Maybe the police had only pistols, and even with two of them were just too afraid to go against a terrorist with a machine gun. But they could at least have gone in together with the hero who did enter the building, that would be 3 of them, one at least (probably) with an M-16.)
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