Why shoot the screen? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • AB
    • 15.12.09 | 21:39 (IST)

    You can't hide anything dangerous in the screen. X-rays should have shown the presence of any large masses. And anyone who has ever opened a laptop (especially a high end one like this) knows that they are jammed full of electronics. The manufacturer has already used up all the available space. You can't fit anything into a laptop besides a slip of paper. And if you think it has explosives, you don't want to shoot it, you want to to blow it up from a safe distance. It looks like it wasn't even disassembled. Maybe they were just messing with the rich American kid? (rich, because she has a somewhat expensive laptop and is touring the Middle East). And she has a book on the Palestinians. And she committed the crime of living in Egypt.

    from the article: Police shoot U.S. student's laptop upon entry to Israel
    First published 18:30 15.12.09 | Last updated 17:37 16.12.09
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