The IDF, as the occupying force, has an obligation to maintain peace and stability in the territory that it occupies. Even assuming that the use of force was justified, that should NEVER be left to civilians to decide. That the IDF tolerates armed civilians moving into Arab areas instead of fulfilling their job description and being the sole provider of security speaks volumes about about their commitment to maintaining the rule of law. This kind of double standard and the fact that Israeli investigative bodies will probably do a halfhearted attempt to investigate makes one wonder why this idiotic conflict has been going on for so long.
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