The news was not that the Israeli military will defend itself using lethal force...that everyone knew. The news was that the Palestinians had renounced violence and were now engaged in nonviolent protest. The videos with the iron bars hacked that thought to pieces, and now Israel is again seen as without a faithful partner for peace. Everyone in the world knows it's suicidal to go up to an armed commando squad and try to beat them with iron bars. All Israel needed was the video, and none of this was botched. The pro-Palestinians fell into the trap.
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from the article: MESS Report / Without self-criticism, the IDF is doomed