Most ministers in the security cabinet were sidelined and did not receive full information during Operation Protective Edge, according to officials who have seen a draft report by State Comptroller Joseph Shapira.09:09 05.05.16 | 0 comments
It states quite clearly that the undercover troops were not sent in until the army felt it was losing control and AFTER the demonstrators had already begun to throw stones. "At a certain stage the deputy battalion commander told me he had lost control and requested that we act to stop the demonstrators. We used equipment for dispersing demonstrations and managed to stop them. When the undercover unit reported, it identified 'quality' targets - that is substantial activists who led the demonstration, hurled stones and constituted a danger to the forces." In short, undercover troops were sent in to identify the troublemakers and arrest them. They threw the stones in the 'general direction of the IDF" - that does not mean they were assaulting their own troops. What is not clear?