Skip to comments.IDF Shoots Rock Thrower Dead
Posted on 03/10/2014 12:31:56 PM PDT by Nachum
An IDF force lying in ambush shot dead an Arab terrorist who was preparing to throw rocks at Israeli cars traveling on Road 60, north of Jerusalem. The incident took place near Givat Asaf, in the Binyamin region, on Monday evening.
The ambush was placed following an uptick in the number of similar attacks as of late. It is too early to say whether it signals a change in IDF policy toward rock throwers, but the military action appears to be a departure from the policy of the last few years, which has been marked by extreme hesitance to use deadly force against rock and firebomb throwers.
"Central Command and the Judea and Samaria theater have turned into a Russian roulette in the last few months, in which the lives, health and dignity of soldier and civilians hang in the balance, while Palestinian marauders enjoy near complete immunity in what an only be described as operational recklessness, wrote a political activist and reservist combat soldier in November.
Tadmor explained that a Jewish man was gravely injured by Arabs in the course of a protest by residents of Talmon and Neria, despite the presence of four armed soldiers. The soldiers' presence does not guarantee the safety of civilians, he said, "especially when they are afraid to exit their rock-proofed vehicle, for fear that they will have to open fire and will face the real threat: the possibility of being put on trial."
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i rock thrown at a moving car is like a bullet hitting it
The IDF used to just shoot them in the hip or groin, using a suppressed 1022 platform. I always thought it would be better to aim about two to two and a half feet higher.
I see what you did there...
It’s like one of those “compare and contrast” questions on the SATs, right?
At least, it’s an effective means of reducing recividism.
As a message, I would have went with chopping off the throwing hand. Signifies that a crime was committed and punishment meted out.
But he was an aspiring rapper, going back to school, good to his kids.
I guess their government doesn’t order them to run away like the Obama government demands of our Border Patrol.
Had my Native American ancestors been in charge, they not only would have shot the perp, but displayed his scalp from a roadside effigy pole as a warning to other would-be terrorists.
True. You cannot act civilly with the uncivilized. Your civil manner will be seen as an act of weakness.
Over here they shoot kids with Nintendo controllers dead so I wouldn’t complain about the rock throwers.
...taught his son how to skip rocks down at the mirage...
Good. One less nut job gone. severeal more million to deal with. Every little bit helps.
Rock, Paper, .223.
I like the new game better.
The IDF used to just shoot them in the hip or groin,
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Really not a solution.
Just ‘wingin’ them makes them a cripple(who—today— you would have to fix or support) or at least run with a limp the next time (and yes, there will be a next time) they throw rocks or worse.
Kill them, leave them where they lie and let the rest of the people know why they are lying there dead or severely wounded.
Absolutely NO compassion on my part.
And no, as a kid I didn’t throw rocks at trains or cars or horses as a ‘prank’.