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?
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from the article: Police shoot U.S. student's laptop upon entry to Israel