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    • BenTC
    • 16.12.09 | 16:50 (IST)

    Let's set aside the whole of issue of whether this woman was genuinely suspicious or if their actions were justified. Why would they shoot the laptop? I just can't believe that their standard operating procedure when they suspect that luggage may contain a bomb or chemical/biological weapon is to shoot it. It just seems unsafe and irresponsible. Why would you shoot a bomb? I can see placing a blast shield around it and detonating it, but shooting it three times? It's not clear from this article if this took place in an airport or a border crossing, but I wouldn't think the Border Police would make a habit out of unnecessarily discharging their weapons in public. Is anyone familiar with procedures and protocols for dealing with suspicious baggage at the Israeli border? Does this make any sense?

    from the article: Police shoot U.S. student's laptop upon entry to Israel
    First published 18:30 15.12.09 | Last updated 17:37 16.12.09
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