Thursday, January 24, 2013

Protect the Palestinians!

For once, I agree with Haaretz. The time has come to protect innocent
Palestinian bystanders who fall victim to the way Israel's military
uses live ammunition. The time has come to change the instructions to
Israeli soldiers about opening fire.

The trigger for this demand is the tragic death of an Arab woman
student who was accidently killed when Israeli soldiers fired into the
air to scare off terrorists who were attacking them. The woman was
Lubna Monir Chanash.

Two Israeli army officers were driving a car with civilian plates in
the "West Bank" when they were attacked by a group of Palestinian
hooligans, who tossed Molotov cocktails and rocks at them and at their
vehicle. The officers got out and chased them. They followed the
strict military instructions for opening fire under such circumstances
and they fired into the air. The problem is that one of the bullets
fired into the air came down and accidently struck Chanash while she
was waiting for a bus home from the college where she studies. She
died from the wound. (Story here:

Haaretz, the Palestinian newspaper printed in Hebrew, is aghast. It
considers the problem the "light trigger finger" behavior of Israeli

In fact, Chanash was killed because Israeli soldiers are ordered NOT
to shoot terrorists. Firing into the air to scare off terrorists is
a reckless, clear and dangerous policy, as Chamash's death proves.
Israeli soldiers must be ordered to fire directly at terrorists
throwing rocks, molotov cocktails, or anything else at Jews! The
alternative is depraved indifference towards the lives of innocent

Similarly, Haaretz is also aghast at the death of a 15 year old boy
who was shot in the leg while shooting large rocks from a slingshot at
a military guard-post. When the soldier there felt he was in danger,
he followed orders and shot the urchin in the leg. The urchin was
unlucky and died of the wound. Let us note that there is no other
army on earth where soldiers shoot people attacking them in the legs.
They shoot them in the heads! Israel's insane policy of shooting
terrorists in the legs encourages them to attack soldiers and leads to
accidental deaths, like that of this poor 15 year old.

Protect Palestinian lives … by shooting terrorists! End the firing
into the air! End the shooting of terrorists in the leg!! Shoot them
in the head! Palestinian lives depend on this!

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