'I am ashamed that I saw injustice and never did anything about it,' Reinhold Hanning tells German courtroom.01:17 30.04.16 | 1 comments
1-Rubber-coated steel bullets may only be fired after other means such as tear gas, stun grenades, and warning shots in the air are ineffective; 2-Minimum range for firing "rubber" bullets is forty meters, any distance less is strictly prohibited. 3-It is prohibited to fire "rubber" bullets at children. 4-"Rubber" bullets are ONLY to be fired at the legs of a person who has been identified as a rioter or stone-thrower. 5-It is prohibited to use "rubber" bullets at night, unless there's reasonable visibility or lighting that enables absolute identification of a rioter and his legs. Why so many head and chest injuries - and deaths? Why are so many of these children? Why is it that they're apparently not enforced? And why aren't IDF soldiers, who are clearly ignoring their guidelines, being punished? Instead, the IDF response to one dead from a chest wound, and another seriously injured with a head wound, is to say that teargas and rubber-coated bullets were used to disperse Palestinians. End of story. No further action required. Don't call us, we'll call you[with another line of bullshit to whitewash the next IDF abuse of deadly force].