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IDF suspends officer who fired at Palestinians

The IDF has suspended an officer who was filmed opening fire on Palestinian stone-throwers during a weekly demonstration in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah.

The army said an initial investigation launched after it obtained footage of the incident, which occurred on June 1, revealed that the officer used live fire. He was suspended until the conclusion of the investigation.

In the video, which was distributed by the Palestinians, two hooded protesters are seen throwing stones at soldiers positioned on a nearby hill.


At some point one of the soldiers is seen hurling a stun grenade which explodes near the Palestinians, but they continue to riot. Later the soldier throws stones at two of the demonstrators, picks up his weapon and fires two shots, apparently as a warning.

Shortly thereafter the soldier and the demonstrators throw stones at one another. The soldier then fires a number of shots at the protesters, but, according to the video, none of them were hit.



The footage shows the demonstrators leaving the area after the soldier opens fire.


http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4241618,00.html

http://news.walla.co.il/?w=/2689/2541043

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Added: Jun-12-2012 Occurred On: Jun-12-2012
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  • Hey it cleared the protesters, and no one was hit.....what's the problem? Seems like a good tactic to me! They shouldn't suspend this officer, they should adopt his new tactic he came up with, and as a sign of respect, they should name the tactic after the officer!

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  • 1) A soldier doesnt throw rocks
    2) A soldier doesnt shoot at youngsters who are unarmed
    3) The youngsters in this video are extremely brave, lol.

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  • made them scatter,lol. and well, the guy is suspended so there goes the haters accusations that nothing ever gets done.

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  • Why suspend him?

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  • the real tragedy is that no muslims were killed in this video

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  • Give him a medal, islamoparasites should be shot at sight

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  • Stupid soldiers allways has been and allways will be.

    But this can indicate that shooting live ammo at rioting Palestinians became quite rare, and when it does happens it gets to the local headlines.

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    • @aydeo

      i will be honest...they were throwing rocks at him and it looked like he aimed down towards their feet. i wouldnt put any blame on the soldier in this case but there are other cases where i think IDF soldiers acted more aggressively than they should have and nothing happens. thats why i am surprised this one got suspended.

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    • @aydeo Why not also submit..Gaza kids seek 'martyrdom'
      the context not a good one for the left leaning Israeli?

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    • @OnlyLiarsBlock The reason this guy got suspended is the world press is looking at every move the IDF make ready to make another negative point against Israel.The IDF will be soon be replacing the gun with a feather duster too appease the world.

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    • @funkyyaya

      I was going to submit it later on, Usually I'm not posting items one after the other.

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    • @OnlyLiarsBlock

      Maybe, but still seems to me that over the last year the rules of engaging and open fire were changed.

      How many Palestinians (not militants) have you heard that were shot by IDF with live ammo during the last year...?

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  • Suspended? Give that man a medal.

    If Israel just shot every last one of those little pricks throwing rocks, they'll learn to stop.

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  • poor officer.. adonay told him to do it.....

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  • Honestly the soldiers deserve everything they get, they are pigs. That "war" they had with them wasnt a war, Palistine is strapped down and israel is torturing it!

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  • I think its important to remember that the Israelis believe that they have a covenant with The Lord commanding them to utterly destroy every man woman and child in gaza. So long as they dont "them and their gods will be thorns in your side" The Israelis go out to fight the Phillistine a hundred or so times throughout history. This recent offensive against gaza is just another heart beat of the religious world, understand that in the mind of an Israeli, G-D has their back fully and is w More..

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