Watch: Arabs Snicker as Pipe Bomb Hurts IDF Soldiers
Attack at Silwad captured on Arab video; highlights IDF impotence under strict legal restrictions.
A serious attack on IDF soldiers was carried out by Arab terrorists Friday at the village of Silwad, not far from Ofra, in the Binyamin area.
The terrorists hurled a pipe bomb at a group of soldiers, injuring two of them in the legs. In the embedded video above, one of the soldiers can be seen limping away as the Arabs videotaping the event snicker. The video can be activated by clicking on the image.
A swastika can be seen on the wall at the left of the screen.
The event illustrates the IDF’s general impotence vis-a-vis terrorists in Judea and Samaria, where legal restrictions forbid soldiers from opening fire except under the most extreme circumstances.
IDF soldiers have been instructed by their commanders to avoid killing terrorists, even if they spot them as they are about to throw a firebomb or rock at a car, Makor Rishon reported two weeks ago. The only time soldiers may shoot to kill are when there is “real danger of loss of life” – but the parameters of this situation are not clearly defined.
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