- I have to restrain my enthusiasm. I am so bound contractually.
I am working with a major television production company, which I cannot
yet name. They have begun following trails I have laid and step by step,
are verifying my evidence. This week they confirmed who was the fourth
person in Rabin's car, the one who wasn't there according to the government's
version of the assassination but who was filmed slamming the back passenger
side door of Rabin's car anyway, two seconds before anyone was supposed
to be inside the vehicle.Yes, now we have identified that person positively.
Those who have followed my recent, unpublished work will know who I mean.
- The folks at the production company also discovered devastating
new evidence about the provocateur Avishai Raviv, which I cannot reveal.
I assure you, it is a knockout punch.
- What I can reveal, is the fruits of my labor, and what
tasty fruits they are! Two weeks ago, two of the producers were in America
negotiating with a major network. The network executives were adamant that
we track down a vital document: the complete State Pathologist's report
written by Dr. Yehuda Hiss. They insisted that without an official comparison
of the pathologist's findings, which the Shamgar Commission Of Inquiry
based its findings on, the contradictions in the police and hospital reports
were of greatly reduced value. One of my producers called me in great agitation
and nearly demanded that I track down a copy and in a hurry.
- Until now I had utilized sections of the pathologist
report reprinted by the newspaper Hatzofe in 1997. I suggested that the
producer contact the reporter of the article, Hagai Huberman. She did and
he said he had misplaced the material. Next, the producer called Yigal
Amir's lawyer, Shmuel Fleishman who informed her, "I have the report
in my safe but it is untouchable. I can let you see everything else but
I'm forbidden by law to open that report to you." Finally, the producer
called the State Pathologist's Office at the Legal Medicine Dept. of the
Sackler Faculty of Medicine. The office manager was aghast at her request
and told the producer that she'd have to go to court to try and get it.
- After two weeks the task looked hopeless. Yet how nice
it is to have good contacts. I will not name the two gentlemen who passed
me the report, but will hint they are both brilliant Russian-born investigators.
- After over three and a half years, I have the full State
Pathologist's Report on Yitzhak Rabin in my hands...And what a tale it
tells. What a simply incredible fable most of it is, yet powerful truth
remains within its blatant obfuscations.
- What follows is a most preliminary initial examination
of the report. I have discussed its significance with two experienced journalists
and a respected academic but no doctor has gone over the text with me.
The journalists came to the same conclusions about certain shocking clauses
of the document, however medical expertise is required. I request that
medical personnel contact me and I will fax you the full seven page report
in return for a professional opinion of its contents.
- Those who know my strategy understand that I release
all the documents I uncover to the public. My goal is not to have exclusive
scoops to enhance my career: I want the truth out. I will also supply the
documents to journalists and serious researchers. Once the full significance
of the report is understood, I will offer it to any interested party.
- Until then, let us satisfy ourselves with some rather
juicy hints. The following quotes from the report are observations understandable
to the layman. I left complicated medical terminology out but fear not,
once I have professional guidance, a completed report will be issued.
- Dr. Hiss's Pathological Examination of Yitzhak Rabin
began at approxomately 2 AM, November 5, or two and a half hours after
Rabin was pronounced dead on the operating table. The prelude to the report
is a declaration by Dr. Hiss that what he writes is legally binding, as
if he had sworn an oath in court. Let us begin. I will present statements
from the report and offer some explanations of their significance."
- 1. The Other Pathologist
- Prelude - "Assisting me was Eli Lipshtein."
- Significance - On July 6, 1996, the Supreme Court of
Israel heard a petition based on the testimony of a taxi driver who drove
an unnamed pathologist to Ichilov Hospital. The passenger told the driver
that he was a pathologist who examined Rabin and produced his hospital
identification card. He claimed Rabin was shot three times, not twice as
the government was saying and that there was something in Rabin's clothes
that could give the truth away. Until now, it was assumed that Dr. Hiss
had to be the passenger, despite legitimate doubts, because he was the
only pathologist named in the Rabin examination. Now we have likely identified
the real pathologist whose information became the basis for a Supreme Court
- Section One, Clause Five - "In the upper left third
of the back...skin was missing in a round shape with a diameter of 7 cm...There
was no gunpowder nor powder burns around the wound...In a detailed examination
we found the path of the wound to be from back to front...passing through
ribs 5 and 6, with a break in rib 6."
- Significance - Dr. Hiss is describing the first shot
to the back, which Chief Lieutenant Baruch Gladstein of the Fibers and
Polymers Laboratory of Israel Police, determined to be from just under
20 cm. range. This range would explain the lack of gunpowder and powder
- Nothing, however can explain his total misreading of
the wound. Dr. Mordechai Gutman in his surgeon's notes, three other doctors
and two nurses in the operation summary, all agreed that a bullet entered
D5-6, that is dorsal vertebrae 5 and 6, shattering the vertebrae. They
make no mention ever of ribs 5 and 6. Dr. Hiss has altered the testimony
of the surgical team which operated on Rabin, changing vertebrae to ribs.
For those who read Hebrew and need verification, the reports of the surgical
team are found in the Hebrew edition of my book Who Murdered Yitzhak Rabin.
There is no mistaking that Hiss is altering the truth at this point.
- Section One, Part B, paragraph one - "At the bottom
of the left side of the back above the waist...there is missing skin with
the dimensions of .8x1.4 cm...In the surrounding skin there is no sign
of powder wounds or gunpowder..."
- Significance - Chief Lieutenant Gladstein testified at
Yigal Amir's trial that because of the massed concentrations of gunpowder
and other materials in this shot, he determined it to be from point blank
range. And the tiny hole described by Dr. Hiss confirms the range. So where
did the powder go? Perhaps it stayed on the clothing which protected it
from the skin?
- Section Two, Part A, paragraph two - (Dr. Hiss is now
examining Rabin's clothing). "On the fringes of the underwear was
a tear whose dimensions were .2x6 cm...Surrounding the tear were no signs
of powder burns or gunpowder..."
- Significance - Chief Lieutenant Gladstein described the
6 cm. tear and explained that only a point blank shot could cause the tear.
When the barrel of a gun is on the skin, he testified, the gases in the
cartridge have nowhere to escape. This causes an explosion on the skin
which tears the clothing. And Chief Lieutenant Gladstein testified that
the tear in Rabin's clothing contained concentrated amounts of gunpowder
and other materials. So why didn't Dr. Hiss find them? Or more likely,
why did he make them disappear? Could it be because Yigal Amir never shot
from anywhere near point blank range and the evidence had to be made to
fit that fact?
- Section One, Clause 9 - "The vertebrae of the spinal
cord were not examined." Section One, Clause 18 - "There were
no breaks in the vertebrae of the spinal cord."
- Significance - How could Dr. Hiss know there were no
breaks in the vertebrae if he didn't examine them? How do we explain Dr.
Gutman's surgical notes which state, "The wound continued in the direction
of D5-6, with a shattering of the vertebrae." How do we account for
the three other doctors and two nurses who witnessed and signed the operation
summary with the words, "Spinal shock?!" included in the wounds.
How do we match Dr. Hiss's account with the televised statements on the
night of the murder by Health Minister, Dr. Ephraim Sneh and Ichilov Hospital
Director, Dr. Gabi Barabash that Rabin was shot in the spine.
- We don't and we can't. Dr. Hiss is alone in his conclusion
and is lying.
- AND NOW FOR ONE OF THE GREATEST BREAKTHROUGHS IN THE
RABIN MURDER INVESTIGATION
- Section Two, Part B, Paragraph three - (Dr. Hiss is examining
Rabin's shirt) - "In the front of the shirt, on the left side, in
the lower third, is a round hole with a diameter of .6 cm."
- Section Two, Part C, paragraph 3 - (Dr. Hiss is examining
Rabin's undershirt) - "In regards to the hole in the front of the
undershirt, we could not find any possible tear in the fabric to account
- Significance - For those new to the Rabin assassination
investigation, the official government version has Rabin shot twice in
the back. And that's it. There is not supposed to be any frontal wound.
At the heart of my argument that Yigal Amir did not shoot the fatal bullets
at Rabin, is the fact that literally every doctor and nurse who treated
Rabin or entered the operating theater, reported a third frontal wound.
But Yigal Amir, according to all witnesses, and the film of the assassination,
never, ever shot from the front or had a chance to do so. So that wound
was made to disappear from the official records of Rabin's murder.
- And now we have the official pathology report on Rabin,
written by the State Pathologist, reporting that Rabin's shirt and undershirt
had a bullet-sized hole in the front.
- No wonder this report is banned. It shatters the government's
version to pieces.
- * * *
- I sat with two veteran journalists and one academic.
We tried to make sense of it all. Why would Dr. Hiss so clearly cover up
Rabin's wounds throughout his report, yet report the most damning fact
of all: that he was shot from the front?
- The academic observed that this report had to have been
censored and undergone different drafts, quite likely under the watchful
eyes of some panicked Shabak officers. That would explain how Dr. Hiss
reported not examining the vertebrae in one paragraph, and then examining
them and finding them whole in another. As with the assassination film,
the Shabak censors just didn't have the expertise to clean the report of
all the truth.
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