Cops angry at IDF chief's 'excessive force' claim

Senior police officers in Jerusalem feel personally attacked after IDF Chief of Staff dismisses danger from terrorists.

Matt Wanderman ,

Police forces (illustration)
Police forces (illustration)
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"Senior Jerusalem police officers" are angry over IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot's remarks today (Wednesday), Channel 10 reports.

While talking to high school students in Bat Yam, General Eizenkot casually dismissed concerns that the army's new rules of engagement endanger the lives of security forces.

In particular, the officers who were involved in the attack by Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market took Eizenkot's claim that terrorists using scissors to attack don't need to be killed as a personal rebuke. One officer has been widely accused of using excessive force on the terrorists after they stabbed a 70-year-old Arab man.