No logic to this at all. If they really thought it was an explosive device, this would seem to be about the worst way to address it. If they were concerned about information she was carrying, why let her retrieve the hard drive? No, they just destroyed it because they didn't "approve" of her and they can get away with it. Fredy and Joss -- If Israel is going to claim its better than its neighbors ("the only democracy in the region") then it needs to start acting like it. "They do it too" does not excuse bad behavior like this.
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from the article: Police shoot U.S. student's laptop upon entry to Israel