Troops from the Givati Brigade’s Rotem Battalion had laid an ambush at the road connecting the towns of Itamar and Elon Moreh in anticipation of an attack on Israeli vehicles. They opened fire just after the terrorists launched their potentially life threatening Molotov cocktail assault…
1. If it was after the firebombs were tossed, that was a non-preventive act. Not too smart. And not very “life saving”.
2. Did they have a camera? If so, I think it would be better hasbara-wise, to display those photographs.
3. I am not sure, but if the terrorists could have been apprehended and photographed with terror weapons on their person, that would have been the best.
4. In the first Intifada, the unwieldy rules were if a terrorist, after tossing his firebomb, turns and runs, he cannot be shot at.
The law is an a__.