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  7/2/2008, Sivan 29, 5768

Eyewitness: Woman Died Because Cops Didn't Shoot


An eyewitness to the murderous rampage by an Arab terrorist driver Wednesday said that police behaved in an inexplicable fashion during the event.

Dr. Yitzchak Noi, a veteran broadcaster for Voice of Israel government radio, said that several minutes passed from the driver's first deadly attacks against a bus and another attack that killed a woman, and that "all that time not one shot was heard," despite the fact that "throughout that time there were policemen on the spot, moving about."

When asked why the policemen didn't shoot, Noi said: "I think the instructions for opening fire have been made so stringent that people are afraid to shoot." He added that there was no need to mount the tractor, and that the driver could have been shot from the side.