Aharonovich: Terrorist Acted Alone
Aharonovich chose to ignore the fact that as a resident of Shechem, in Samaria, the terrorist is regularly exposed to Palestinian Authority incitement to kill Jews. The PA is headed by Mahmoud Abbas, who also heads the Fatah terror organization.
Aharonovich praised the security forces in Tel Aviv for the way they fanned out to protect citizens and for their quick response to the attack. He said that their preparations and actions prevented a more serious situation in which hundreds of youths who were in a nearby nightclub could have been hurt.
Magen David Adom Director Eli Bin also praised his own organization for being on the scene in advance and providing emergency service for the club goers.
The answer is also provided by talkback writers: the propensity of Israel's leftist court system for prosecuting Israelis who use their weapons in self defense, a propensity encouraged by leftist press outlets, has convinced police it is better not to fire at terrorists than to fire and risk going to jail.