From Terrorism to Crime: A Case Study of the Limits Restricting Israel Police Operations

There is no realistic way to prevent a man who has no criminal record − certainly not a former Border Police officer who once patrolled with the Palestinian Police − from getting up one fine morning and deciding to go crazy and set out on a killing spree.

Monday's weekly meeting of the police’s top brass at national headquarters in Jerusalem broke up immediately upon receiving the first reports of the...