Analysis: Police Fail to Calm Public as Tel Aviv Killer Remains at Large

The Associated Press

The shaming of Israel Police was withering and public on Sunday night and it just kept coming.

A veteran crime reporter – one of the more recognizable faces on Israeli broadcast news – sent out a message to the WhatsApp group run by Israel Police Headquarters that was quickly read by dozens of journalists and top police commanders from across the country, slamming police for sending out a sterile, laconic press release at 9 p.m. on Sunday night, even as much of the Israeli public remained gripped with fear more than 48 hours after a suspected terrorist vanished without a trace after gunning down two Israelis on Dizengoff Street on Friday.

The press release quoted the police spokesman only, and called on the public to exercise caution, be alert and to notify the authorities if they see anything suspicious regarding the Tel Aviv killer.

Read more at the Jerusalem Post


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