To Shoot or Not to Shoot? Simulator Puts IDF Trainees in Elor Azaria's Shoes

Israeli troops deployed in the West Bank are trained stay cool under pressure, but in the moment of truth they face the dissonance between the army’s rules of engagement and the 'Hebron law,' which dictates shooting first and explaining later.

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The simulator facility at one of the Israeli army’s infantry training bases is screening a film. It was shot at a site that’s all-too-familiar from many years of reserve duty in the occupied territories: the...