Avi, teacher, I have no doubt that those rules of engagement are taught by the IDF. The problem is that they are obviously not always applied the way they should be. We hardly ever read on Haaretz of arrested "militants/farmers" or slightly wounded ones along the fence, but very often about killed ones. And I'm afraid that stands in rather sharp contrast to the rules Avi mentioned in his post. And as teacher said, that is rather an expression of "raw nerves", "ovestress" and "inexperience" than a question of bad will. The only way to end that everlasting PR-disa- ster: Make peace with your neighbours, at least with those who are reaching their hands (Abbas)....
Israeli teen lightly wounded from stone throwing in West Bank settlement of Kiryat Arba (Haaretz)
from the article: Two Palestinians killed by IDF fire near Gaza security fence