IDF Chief Refuses to Ease Rules of Engagement in West Bank, Fearing Heightened Tensions

IDF teaches soldiers that fleeing is preferable to fighting, MK Lieberman says; Gantz warns that increased use of live fire will result in rise in casualties, escalation in West Bank.

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said Tuesday that he would not ease the strict rules of engagement pertaining to the use of live fire in the West Bank, warning that doing so would be "irresponsible" and result in heightened tensions.