This is the strangest story yet on the Yeshiva massacre. It's the first I am hearing of this peculiar and disturbing development and apparently Jerusalem District Police chief Aharon Franco is unwilling or unable to answer many of the questions he was asked.
Police officers slam Jerusalem chief's ignorance about yeshiva attack Haaretz hat tip Jim
Where did David Shapira, the Israel Defense Forces officer who killed the terrorist, obtain the 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.
Was the hat a cover up for the inaction of the police on the scene?
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.
The behavior of the patrol officer, who waited at the yeshiva entrance while the terrorist continued to shoot at the students, was criticized by the officers at the meeting. "Franco said the officer explained that he preferred to 'freeze the situation,' in police lingo, to prevent civilians from entering," one officer said. "But the officer's approach was simply wrong and unprofessional. If civilians are being shot inside the yeshiva, an officer can't stand outside and not go in. It is unacceptable for a police officer to behave in that manner during a terror attack," he said.
I'll say. WTF? Read it all.