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.
Police on scene of shooting at Savannah State University campus in Georgia (Reuters)
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