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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:38 AM
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Israelis shot in West Bank tried to break through Palestinian roadblock, probe shows
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 03:40 AM by Keith Bee
Source: Haaretz

Palestinian security forces opened fire early Sunday on three cars full of Israelis who entered the West Bank compound of Joseph's Tomb without permission and then tried to break through a local checkpoint, according to an initial investigation by the Israel Defense Forces and the Palestinian Authority.

Ben-Joseph Livnat, a 25-year-old father of four and nephew of Culture and Science Minister Limor Livnat, was killed in the shooting. Three other people were wounded, and are in light to serious conditions.

A senior Israel Defense Forces termed the incident "a serious mishap caused by both sides." The army is refraining from referring to the shooting as a terror attack, but has called it an unjustified attack against civilians.

The Palestinian Authority opened its own investigation into the matter, and reported that that the officer on duty began shooting in the air in response to the Israelis' "suspicious movement".

Defense Minister Ehud Barak condemned the incident as "murder" and ordered the IDF to carry out an investigation of its own. "No problem of coordination can justify an incident like this and the shooting of innocent people," he said.

Read more: http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/israelis-...



This was in the news sections of both Haaretz and Slate.
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:40 AM
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1. looks like the Israeli Air Force will be bombing more Palestinians.
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:41 AM
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2. "Ohhhhhhh, fuck!" was my reaction when I read this
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:06 AM
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5. I'm guessing not.
Sorry about your agenda.
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:48 AM
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3. The first paragraph of that article really says it all. If the situation were reversed, would...
...the result be surprising in any way?

PB
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:56 AM
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4. THREE cars try to run a checkpoint?
I would have shot anyone who didn't shoot them. THREE CARS FULL OF YOUNG MEN? On Easter Sunday, a day on which Jews might feel residually belligerent?

Give a medal to the first guy who opened fire and some really long, unpleasant interrogation for the car cuties.
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Kurska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:13 AM
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6. Did they try to run the checkpoint before or after they were fired upon?
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 11:15 AM by Kurska
I know minimum before they did so the PA guards opened fire in the air, obviously that is a brilliant policy. See someone driving around you don't like, start firing wildly into the air, it isn't like bullets come down or anything I'm sure they will just float off into space!
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shaayecanaan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 04:11 AM
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9. Thats what tends to happen at checkpoints...
if you try to get through, the first bullet gets fired into the air, and the next one tends to be up around your face. Certainly many Iraqis were killed by US troops in that way.

Its absurdly hypocritical that this is even being compared to a terror attack.

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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:01 PM
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7. They were leaving the shrine..
Perhaps the police thought that they had vandalized some of the Muslim accoutrements. Perhaps not.

Jews would feel residually belligerent on Easter Sunday?

Sorry. Christian, not a Jew by ethnicity or religion, but I completely forgot it was Easter until yesterday afternoon, and only remembered because my wife mentioned that because it was Eastern Sunday traffic should be light.

Oh. Were you being sarcastic? (I really have to get that sarcasm sensor re-calibrated.)
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azurnoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:39 PM
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8.  Likud MK Danny Danon has already called on Congress
Meanwhile, MK Danny Danon (Likud) called on the US to reconsider its funding of the Palestinian security forces, as well as the training exercises that it does with them. He passed this request on to Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee.

"As a true friend of Israel, we expect that the objective of this training would be to ensure Israeli security and not to kill its citizens," he said.

http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?...
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