Skip to comments.B'Tselem NGO : Idea of 'Shooting Settlers is Unacceptable'
Posted on 12/15/2011 3:45:39 AM PST by Eleutheria5
Even the far left B'Tselem organization criticized the extremist comments made by Labor MK Binyamin Ben-Eliezer, who suggestied that IDF soldiers shoot settlers who clash with them when security forces try to demolish homes in Judea and Samaria. Some of the radical left applauded his remarks.
The B'Tselem group, known chiefly for its advocacy for Arabs in disputes with the IDF and over Jewish property rights in Judea and Samaria, condemned the idea, saying that shooting live ammunition at Jewish protesters was an unacceptable method of dealing with civilian violence by Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria.
In a statement, B'Tselem said that we reject comments calling for the army to fire live ammunition on settlers who attack soldiers. The rules of engagement for IDF soldiers prevent opening fire in any instance other than a threat to their lives. This is an unacceptable method for dealing with such incidents, which must be dealt with as criminal cases.
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