The message Israel is senning and has been sending for many years is that, if you protests against israel you may be killed or maimed and there is nothig anybody can do about it. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • harzion
    • 03.02.12 | 18:10 (IST)

    Using teargas or "gas grenades" doesn't take much training. All you are trained to do is to aim it so it lands in front of the neartest targets and the momentum of the grenade will carry it into the crowd. The IDF frequently launches these weapons from far away with the trajectory of a mortar. It decends from above and, unless it happens to miss everybody, it usually results in a head shot and can easily be fatal. America and the European nations have noticed this strategy but have kept their silence. Americans cannot get away with this tactic, either in the various police forces or the military. Could it merely be ignorance and poor training on the part of the IDF. Yes, this is always a possibility when dealing with the IDF.

    from the article: Report: French woman wounded by IDF gas grenade in West Bank demonstration
    First published 17:23 03.02.12 | Last updated 17:23 03.02.12
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