These are not symmetrical scenarios. It is much more difficult for Palestinian Police to enforce the Law against Hamas or Islamic Jihad Terrorists. Often times, Islamic Jihad and Hamas have superior armaments to the Police. Ironically, any attempt by the Palestinian Police to arm themselves adequately may lead, through the inevitable conflicts with the radical Hebron settlers, to the police being shot by the IDF. It is safer to look the other way and let the IDF take care of it. If they try to act like a proper police force they may make themselves unpopular with their own community and then be killed by the IDF for their trouble. Peace. Steve
High school teacher's union threatens strike (Haaretz)
from the article: Would Israel arrest a Jewish terrorist with only Arab victims?