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Barak: IDF's restraint on borders prevented bloodbath
By JPOST.COM STAFF
05/15/2011
Defense minister tells Channel 2 army successfully defended Israel's sovereignty against Nakba Day infiltrators on Syrian, Lebanese borders.
Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Sunday defended the IDF's use of force against Nakba Day protesters attempting to infiltrate Israel's Syrian and Lebanese borders, saying the soldiers' restraint actually saved lives.

"We used protest dispersal methods, but the number of people involved made this difficult. There comes a moment when there's no choice but to fire at their legs and it is very good that forces acted with restraint and judgment and we did not have here a ruinous bloodbath."

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