Are Police Hiding a Terror War? (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) 03/16/12)
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The police response to the murder of a Jewish man in Ramle this week
has been the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back to many,
and has led to charges that top-ranking commanders are covering up a
wave of terrorist assaults.
The first case to raise suspicion began last year, when Rabbi Moshe
Talbi of Hispin was found shot to death in his car in Samaria. Police
spokespeople had proclaimed the death a suicide within 15 minutes of
finding the body. Later evidence pointed to terrorism.
In September, police attributed the death of Asher Palmer and his
infant son Yonatan to careless driving, admitting only after an Arutz
Sheva expose that the young father and son were murdered by
In early February, a group of Arab men beat two soldiers in Haifa in
a vicious attack that Judge Ziyad Falah compared to the infamous
lynch of two soldiers in Ramallah. A relative of one victim reported
that the Arabs asked, “Are you Jewish?” before attacking the two.
However, police have declared that the attack was not motivated by
Arab nationalism, but instead resulted from a case of mistaken
This week George Sado was walking his dog in Ramle when he was shot
and murdered by a group of local Arab teens. A neighbor who found
Sado before he died reported that Sado said his attackers had told
him they had shot “because of what you are doing in Gaza.” Again,
police have refused to categorize the attack as a terrorist incident.
Why would police cover up terrorism? One theory is that they believe
doing so will help maintain the peace. Mixed Jewish-Arab cities have
erupted in violence in the past, and police may fear that reports of
Israeli Arabs carrying out terrorist attacks could lead to riots.
A more cynical explanation is that police hope to boost their success
rate on fighting terrorism by redefining Arab assaults on Jews as
regular criminal incidents. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 03/16/12)
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