Good But Could Have Been Better

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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…

My comments:

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__.


About the Author
Yisrael Medad, currently is a Research Fellow at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem and Deputy Editor of the English Language Anthology of Jabotinsky's Writings. American-born, he and his wife made Aliyah in 1970. He resides in Shiloh since 1981. He was a member of the Betar Youth Movement World Executive and is a volunteer spokesperson for the Yesha Council. He holds a MA in Political Science from the Hebrew University and is active is many Zionist and Jewish projects and initiatives.
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