The Real Rules of Engagement in the West Bank

Every soldier knows the protocol for opening fire, but the more powerful principle is that the enemy must be subdued.

Four unarmed Palestinians were killed last week. A fifth was seriously injured this week and it is doubtful that he will get his old life back. All of them were between the ages of 16 and 21. All were killed near the security fence. As far as is known, none of them posed an immediate danger to the lives of the soldiers who fired the shots. Of course, the Israel Defense Forces spokesperson will provide...