1. he is a Jew and Jews are not treated as lethally as Arabs. 2. If they had shot in his face with a tear gas cannister as they do with Arabs it could be the trigger for opening a civil war between Jews and they must avoid that at all costs since it would irrepreably damage the zionist yth.
Jordan foreign minister says to speak with Kerry on Israel-Palestinian conflict (Reuters)
from the article: Netanyahu calls urgent meeting after rightists attack IDF base