Some may see this as a retreat but I agree with the article. It is very hard for the military or law enforcement units not to react to stone throwing and it is hard to be disciplined enough not respond with live rounds, but every one patience has a limit even military! So some times to leave the situation is better than taking a life and the arabs must not think that they chased the military away with stones and Israelies must not think that they have retreated from stone throwing youths!
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from the article: An IDF soldier's honorable retreat