to protect all civilians, including Israeli citizens, by keeping them out of potentially dangerous situations that might arise in occupied territories, where the occupied have a right to armed engagement with the forces of the occupying power. Instead, Israel encourages illegal settlement, thereby endangering illegal settlers and their families. Now we find they're armed!!! What sort of insanity has taken hold?
U.S. says working on initiative to de-escalate Syria fighting, with focus on Aleppo (Reuters)