Slippery Slope

Notes From a Crumbling Democracy

Archive for the ‘Rules of Engagement’ tag

Settlers and Settlements: April 24, 2013

without comments

MK Orit Strock (Ha’Bayit Ha’Yehudi) is demanding that the rules of engagement for settlers be eased so that they could better deal with “nationalist attacks” against Jewish property using live fire. (Haaretz)

(Hebrew – Haaretz)

Written by The Site's Team

April 24th, 2013 at 8:34 am

Military and Security Forces: February 15, 2013

without comments

A B’Tselem report concludes that IDF soldiers shot and killed Samir Awad, a 16 year Palestinian youth, near the separation fence near Budrus, even though he did not pose a threat to them at any time. (B’Tselem)

(Hebrew – B’Tselem)

Written by The Site's Team

February 15th, 2013 at 9:40 am

Military and Security Forces: January 15, 2013

without comments

An investigation into the shooting death of 16 year old Samir Awad from the village of Budrus shows that the IDF force which opened fire on the teen did so in contravention of the rules of engagement and then tried to cover up the story.

(Hebrew – Walla!)

Written by The Site's Team

January 15th, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Military and Security Forces: January 15, 2013

without comments

A 17 year old Palestinian boy was killed by IDF fire in the village of Budrus near the separation wall. (Ynetnews)

(Hebrew – Ynet)

Written by The Site's Team

January 15th, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Military and Security Forces: January 6, 2013

without comments

Two soldiers were video-taped firing live bullets at Palestinian youths throwing stones near road 356 in the West Bank, even though none of the soldiers’ lives were in danger and their position granted them a significant advantage over the youths.  One of the youths was injured during the incident. (B’Tselem)

(Hebrew – B’Tselem)

Written by The Site's Team

January 6th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Military and Security Forces: January 11, 2012

without comments

Four years after he shot and killed Firas Qasqas, a Palestinian, IDF Company Commander Major (res.) Shahar Mor has been exonerated.  The central district prosecution decided to close the case against Mor due to insufficient evidence, and not to indict him for the charges of negligent homicide or manslaughter.  Despite the exoneration and even though he has since been promoted to the position of batallion XO, an official remark has been written in Major Mor’s personnel file, and attorney Rakefet Mohar from the prosecution noted in her decision to close the case that “the evidence in total shows that despite the shooting not being in compliance with the rules of engagement in the relevant sector, it was done in the context of a unique operational situation, in the course of which Mor and his soldiers felt a real danger to their lives.  Even if the order to shoot was an error, it does not constitute negligence”.

(Hebrew)

Military and Security Forces: August 24, 2011

without comments

State Attorney’s Office decided to prosecute a company commander (reserve) for shooting in the back and killing a Palestinians, Firas Qasqas, in the Ramallah area. The suspect, Shachar Mor, a well known education figure in the Zionist Religious sector, allegedly acted against the Rules of Engagement.

(Hebrew)

Written by The Site's Team

August 24th, 2011 at 4:18 pm