Skip to comments.IDF Officer Suspended for Firing on Attackers
Posted on 06/12/2012 12:18:31 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
An IDF commander has been suspended over a video that shows him throwing rocks and firing his gun in response to a violent attack from Palestinian Authority protesters.
The video was shot on Friday outside the PA town of Nabi Saleh, north of Jerusalem. The area is the scene of weekly riots.
PA men began lobbing heavy stones at the commander and his soldiers. Similar attacks have caused injury to soldiers in the past, including wounds requiring hospitalization and even death.
In response, the commander first used a smoke grenade, then began lobbing stones at the rioters in return. When they continued to attack, he fired at their feet. The attackers then ran off.
The far-left BTselem organization uploaded the video, which was created by a PA group calling itself the Popular Struggle Coordination Committee.
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It sounds like he showed considerable restraint.
Apparently the moral here is: If you choose to defend yourself, don’t leave any hostile witnesses.
Suspended? Why, did he miss his target? More range time required.
I'd suspend his dumb ass, too. If people are hurling deadly weapons at you and your people, respond in kind.
How many will the IDF suspend when the Muslim Brotherhood marches to Jerusalem?
All of them. That’s how the MB will get to Jerusalem.
24/7 until he’s in the 10 ring..blindfolded.