Liberman: IDF should open fire at stone-throwers

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 17, 2013 14:30

Yisrael Beytenu chairman Avigdor Liberman urged incoming Defense Minister, Moshe Ya'alon, on Sunday to change the IDF's rules of engagement to instruct soldiers to open fire at "rock-throwing terrorists."

Liberman asserted that "rock-throwing [should] be treated like shooting using firearms," adding that "only this kind of change will stop civilians and soldiers from being targeted by Arab rioters and prevent disasters."

Liberman responded to the stone-throwing incident on Thursday when stones that hit an Egged bus near Ariel in the West Bank caused an accident that left five people injured, among them a toddler in critical condition.


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