IDF chief: No need to pump bullets into Palestinian girl with scissors

By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
February 17, 2016 15:53

 
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The head of Israel’s military said on Wednesday that he is opposed to lax rules of engagement that allow security forces to kill Palestinian assailants immediately following a terrorist attack.

IDF chief of staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot met a group of soon-to-be conscripts at a high school in Bat Yam on Wednesday.

When asked by a student about the proper response to attacks similar to those seen during the past few months, the army chief replied: “The IDF doesn’t need to get swept up in clichéd statements like ‘Kill or be killed’ or ‘Whoever comes at you with scissors needs to be killed’.”

“The tools that are at the soldiers’ disposal are sufficient,” the chief of staff said.

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