The Minister of internal security, Gilad Erdan at the plenary session of the Knesset expressed its regret at the beginning of investigations against police shot dead 14-year-old terrorist at Jerusalem’s Mahane Yehuda.
«I regret that the Department for investigation of crimes committed by policemen (MAHASH) has started an investigation against a police sapper, prevented a terrorist attack in Jerusalem,» — said the head of the DHS from the rostrum of the Knesset.
Erdan stressed that he believes in the competence of the MAHASH investigators, but hopes that the investigation will soon be terminated and the case will be closed. Erdan Minister stressed that the authorities must protect the members of the security forces, which many times saved the lives of citizens.
In the center of the investigation of the MAHASH investigators were events that occurred on November 23 at the entrance to the capital’s Mahane Yehuda. Two Palestinian suicide, 14 and 16 years of age, wounded two men, 27 and 70 years, after which they were neutralized by the police. One of the terrorists died of his wounds, the other was detained.
Note that the investigation was initiated at the direction of legal Advisor to the government of Yehuda Weinstein, who ordered to verify the allegations that police shot one of the terrorists after it was neutralized.
On December 13, the MAHASH investigators questioned a police officer who claims that he continued to shoot at a terrorist, because I thought that it still poses a danger to others.