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Military and Security Forces: November 11, 2011

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An Israeli citizen was killed and three more injured following an incident in which soldiers fired at an Israeli car in the South Hebron Hills.  Rabbi Dan Mertzbach was on his way to pray at the Cave of the Patriarchs when he was shot dead.  The soldiers signaled for the car to stop, and after Mr. Mertzbach failed to do so one of the soldiers fired eight bullets at him.  According to a senior source in the IDF’s Central Command, following the shooting the soldier ran towards the car and was hit by a Palestinian truck.  According to the IDF’s rules of engagement for the West Bank, shooting at a moving vehicle is forbidden.


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November 11th, 2011 at 11:07 pm