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Police: We Failed During Gil-Ad’s SOS Call

540 Arabs arrested during riots over last month; several cops to be fired over Gil-Ad Sha'ar call
Police Chief Yohanan Danino at a home in Talmon: Too many foul-ups.

Police Chief Yohanan Danino at a home in Talmon: Too many foul-ups.
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Police Chief Yohanan Danino told the Knesset Internal Affairs and Environment Committee that 540 Israeli Arabs have been arrested during rioting following the kidnap/murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir.

In addition, Assistant Commander Moshe Barkat noted the police  emergency hotline’s “failure” to deal with the SOS call from Gil-Ad Sha’ar on June 12. He said officers manning the hotline should have dealt with the call as an emergency.

Barkat also said that officers that failed to act appropriately had been summoned to the police disciplinary committee. Nanino added that officers are scheduled to be fired, but added that like all employees in the State of Israel they have rights and that those rights must be respected.

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2 Responses to “Police: We Failed During Gil-Ad’s SOS Call”

  1. Geela Gordon says:

    if those officers had taken the boys sos and acted responsible these boys would been alive!

  2. Maybe not. But, it wouldn’t have taken so long to find their bodies. The gunfire heard on the recording is widely believed to be the killing of the teens, so responding quickly may not have saved them.

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