Why Israeli Soldiers Shot the Activists

#Opinion

Fri, Jun 4th, 2010 14:00 by capnasty NEWS

Why did the Israelis soldiers open fire with deadly force, killing 9 and wounding at least 30? Why the over-reaction, even if they were being attacked? Why not fire into the air? Surrender might be a logical response to unexpected resistance--especially given that the whole operation was illegal and they knew it. The answer is as simple as it is disturbing: Israeli soldiers are so accustomed to killing Palestinians for the slightest provocation that pulling the trigger is not the last resort--it is often the first resort.

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