Testimonies - The Yitzhak
Moshe Efron, police officer interrogated by police investigator
" Suddenly there was an explosion to my left...it sounded like a
firecracker or something similar... I heard
shouts, 'They're dummies, they're dummies' ... at
Amnon Tsuri, civilian interrogated by Police Superintendant
"The shots sounded like they came from a - 22 caliber
pistol or a cap gun."
Yitzhak Rabin bodyguard number four (Shin Gimmel) interrogated by Police
Investigator Yoav Ganot:
"As I walked ahead of the prime minister I heard three shots. Someone
shouted. 'It's not real, it's not real.'
I heard no cries of pain from the prime minister or his bodyguard
and detected no signs of blood whatsoever."
Yossi Herush, driver, interrogated by Police Investigator Ofir
"I heard three shots and someone yelling three times, 'It
was nothing!'...The killer's reenactment on tv wasn't accurate.
He came from the left side where the public phones are."
Policeman Avi Yahav, interrogated by Superintendant Emil Elhara
I heard a muffled explosion behind me...the
shooter was still shouting: 'I fired blacks, it's nothing, I fired
Policeman Ronen Amran interrogated by Chief Superintendant Tzahi
"It didn't sound like a real shots, more like a
firecracker", Question: did you see the PM get hurt from
the shots? Answer: No I did not see him get hurt because as I said
before the explosions didn't sound like gun shots
so I kept my view to the front, I thought someone
blew a firecracker. The suspect kept quiet as we forced him
to the wall. There one of the bodyguards asked him if the bullets
were fake. As I recall, he replied that the whole thing was 'nothing',
that he said: 'I did my job and now you do yours'."
Policman Avi Yahav said the same thing: "He told us: 'you
do your job, I already did mine'."
Now we get to the most surprising testimony of them all, a real
Policeman Eran Boaz interrogated by Chief Superintendant Aharon
"The shots sounded like caps...I heard someone
say, 'It wasn't real, it was nothing'..."
"...I immediately noticed a man sitting on the ledge
of the side door of a GMC van...I know it was the guy who shot Yitzhak Rabin
because his face stayed sharp n my memory because he was very conspicuous
and did not belong to any of the security personal and was not wearing
uniform... I asked my friend Moti if he knows who the guy is and
Moti said that it's allright, that he's an undercover cop. I didn't
ask him how he knew". "About 15 minutes later, a policeman came
and asked us if we knew who was that guy sitting on the GMC. I went
to him and told him that my friend Moti said he was undercover.
Moti told me I shouldn't have burned the guys cover". "I wish to
stress something important. A half hour before...I saw another guy
arriving...he stood out from the rest of the security and police
who were all with uniforms. This guy went straight to the man sitting
on the van, put his hand on the killer's shoulder and they spoke
briefly". "I also remember one of the security guys talking to the
killer, I can't remember who he was".