Israel Looks for New Scapegoat in Kidnapping Case

The Israel Police is in the firing line following last Thursday's events in the West Bank, and heads look set to roll.

Commander Yisrael Tal is a veteran officer in the Israel Police, nearing retirement. His associates in that generally unsympathetic organization describe him as kind and friendly. Others of similar rank who served alongside him were promoted. Tal commanded over the police officers’ training course, the Ayalon sector (Holon and Bat Yam) and the Knesset election administration, before he...