If they opened fire in that case, they could have been killed - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Basil
    • 12.12.12 | 08:56 (IST)

    They were in close quarters, and there were not many of them. If they fired, they could have been in serious danger if the Palestinians retaliated. There was not a lot of distance between them and the Palestinians, so I think it's more than simply they didn't want to use live fire. It might not have done them much good. It might have backfired in that particular case.

    from the article: 'IDF soldiers in recent West Bank clashes were allowed to fire, but chose not to'
    First published 17:22 11.12.12 | Last updated 17:22 11.12.12
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