What seems a strange act of shooting a computer, is not if you live in Israel. Those who live in London with (I can't believe the figure) 1 million surveillance cameras should feel akin to the Israelis. No one faces the challenges the Israelis face (yet), so all the hand wringing over the computer is misplaced. My guess was that security did not want her either blogging or collecting information and transmitting outside of the country during her visit. Someone suggested that they shot the computer because it was an Apple product. Not so sure that that person is wrong. Security resources may be geared to PC products and they did not want the extra bother of trekking through the Apple operating system.
from the article: Police shoot U.S. student's laptop upon entry to Israel