"a suspicious movement that caused the soldier to feel that his life was threatened". How many times has that excuse been used? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Michael UK
    • 20.01.11 | 10:09 (IST)

    It's the standard excuse, isn't it? You shoot an innocent, sleeping man. 'Oh he moved! I was so afraid!' What did the sleeping man do? Make the shape of an AK47 with his fingers under the blanket? Maybe if the IDF didn't give its soldiers the impression that 'shoot first, ask questions later' is standard procedure, there would be less dead innocents and the IDF would be a better army with better soldiers. Nice touch here that the guy who actually did the killing gets off free, with probably a commendation from Bibi like the convoy killers, and it's only his mate who gets given a holiday from the army.

    from the article: IDF discharges soldier involved in Hamas raid which left Palestinian civilian dead
    First published 00:34 20.01.11 | Last updated 00:34 20.01.11
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