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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

What Do You Call Someone Who Throws A Rock At You?

ט' לחודש הראשון תשע"ג

JPost: Liberman: IDF Should Open Fire At Stone-Throwers
JPost.com Staff, March 17, 2013

Avigdor Lieberman
Former FM urges change to IDF rules of engagement, claiming "only this kind of change will stop targeting of citizens."

Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman urged incoming Defense Minister, Moshe Ya'alon, on Sunday to change the IDF's rules of engagement to instruct soldiers to open fire at "rock-throwing terrorists."

Liberman asserted that "rock-throwing [should] be treated like shooting using firearms," adding that "only this kind of change will stop civilians and soldiers from being targeted by Arab rioters and prevent disasters."

Hatzoloh, the religious first-response team works to release a car and its wounded passengers.
Liberman's comments came in response to a rock-throwing incident on Thursday in which rocks thrown at a bus on Route 5 near Ariel in the West Bank caused an accident that left five people injured, among them a toddler in critical condition.

Please pray for the complete and speedy recovery of Adele bat Advah Biton, age 3
The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) released a report last week documenting a significant rise in Palestinian attacks in the West Bank and east Jerusalem in February. (Duh!)

A total of 139 attacks, including firebombings and the use of improvised explosives, took place in February, compared to 83 in January. One hundred of February’s attacks took place in the West Bank – 84 of them firebombings – compared to 56 in the previous month. In the capital, 38 attacks – 35 of them firebombings – were registered by the Shin Bet in February, compared to 27 in January.

(Tip Credit: Jews News)

Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Is there really much an can add here, except why the heck hasn't a Member of Knesseth [MK] said something like this before?  I am sure that one has, but can you remember who it was? And, why hasn't this already been established as standard IDF policy?

I am no fan of Avigdor Lieberman's. But, when he's right, he's right.

What would YOU to protect your three year old daughter?

1 comment:

Devash said...

Agree 100%! And may the the Holy One, blewssed ne His Name, grant a quick and complete recovery to Adelle Chayah bat Adava.

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