The unknown danger of police actions. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ben
    • 28.06.11 | 00:31 (IDT)

    When the police show up to a situation, whether it's riot control or a traffic stop or responding to a noise complaint from a neighbor, they never really know what they are going to encounter. Maybe they'll run across nice, polite and non-violent people and resolve the situation with no problems and maybe even with good-neighborly relations. Or, maybe they'll run across wanted criminals who rather go down in a bloody shoot-out than face arrest. They never know. Last year, IMHO, the IDF thought they were going to face non-violent, Western-style civil-disobedience. That is what happened on almost all of the ships in the flotilla. Almost all. When they ran across the more militant resisters on the Mavi Marmara, they weren't prepared for it. And because they weren't ready, the situation got out of their control and they over-reacted with catastrophic and fatal consequences. I hope, 1) that no one tries to escalate the violence that is likely to ensue when the flotilla tries to run the blockade and 2) if they do, the IDF is prepared this time and 3) that there are no casualties.

    from the article: Israel fears Gaza flotilla activists may try to kill IDF soldiers
    First published 22:29 27.06.11 | Last updated 22:29 27.06.11
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