B'Tselem: IDF using deadly force on protesters
Elior Levy
Published: 28.01.13, 07:59
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1. How should Israel deal with violent rioters?
Chaim Ben Kahan ,   Efrat, Israel   (01.28.13)
These rioters attack soldiers with slings, throw rocks, attack passing cars and throw molotov cocktails. The IDF should be commended for their degree of restraint. I'd like to see the so called human rights observers restrain the rioters.
2. these jewish traitors and their anarchist freinds
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (01.28.13)
this group was behind the infamous goldstone report which ultimately was disowned by goldstone himself. these people will do anything in their power to undermine the jewish state of israel.
3. How about exposing these B'Tselemniks to....
mindRider ,   The Free World   (01.28.13)
...some of those stones throwing arabs for a while and THEN hear their conclusions? Israel should try and get the latest American invented Microwave mob dispersal tools however that apparently have such an effect that even the most fanatical demonstrator has to run away.
4. We're tired of B'Tselem's failure to protect human rights
Brian Cohen ,   Judean Peoples Front   (01.28.13)
B'Tselem is a foreign funded pro-Palestinian lobby group that has nothing to do with universal human rights. B'Tselem not only refuses to protect the human rights of Israelis, it pro-actively igrnores the blatant war crimes and human rights violations by the Palestinians Shame on the well-meaning EU taxpayers who blindly fund this lobby group.
5. In the USA exist
Istvan ,   BUDAPEST HUNGARY   (01.28.13)
many effective and non lethal mass dispersing system. Use them, if israeli chemists are unable to develop these very simple weapons.
6. Syria+Egypt killing their own people; Iran hanging innocents
Barbara ,   Haifa Israel   (01.28.13)
and Human Rights group can only find complaint with Israel defending itself from rioters. LOL
7. "Unarmed" "rock-throwers"
Rkd ,   Jerusalem israel   (01.28.13)
They are armed with rocks! If you get hit with a rock in the head it can be lethal - these are not balls of foam, they are hard sharp rocks flying right at your face. Some rocks are so jagged and sharp they can be used as a knife. Now imagine facing a crowd of 50 sixteen year old idealogical fanatics who are literally ready to murder you if they can get close enough- and each one is throwing rocks at you. I dont blame any soldier who used lethal force to save his own life if he was overcome by the crowd. Why does everyone assume that the soldiers are in control of every situation. They try to use non lethal force but when your back is to the wall you have to save yourself.
8. Israel is forced to defend itself!
Son Of Cyrus ,   UK   (01.28.13)
9. 8 years, 10 deaths, how many 100s of riots?
Jrebecca ,   modiin   (01.28.13)
If you jump in the fire expect to get burned.
10. B'Tselem:
Anshel ,   Canada   (01.28.13)
With "friends like" self-hating Jews from B'Tselem who needs an enemy.
11. Humorous article
Reuven ,   New York   (01.28.13)
Assad in Syria kills more people intentionally in 5 minutes than Israel kills accidentally in 8 years.
12.  B'Tselem human rights group
13. B'Tselem: Rules of engagement?
Dee Bee ,   Israel   (01.28.13)
I suppose that B'Tselem approves of the Palestinian rules of engagement when it comes to murdering Jews and slitting the throats of children and their parents while they sleep! B'Tselem, I suggest you go and report on the atrocities that the Arabs and Muslims against each other. Your venomous attacks on Israel are another reminder of persecution of Jews except now, it is by Jews! Josef Goebbels would be proud of B'Tselem!
14. Egypt to hang 21 Football Fans.and 70 000 Syrians killed
Alan ,   SA   (01.28.13)
15. I never saw ..
daniela ,   panama   (01.28.13)
a report from B´Tzleem or any other Human Rights group complain about missiles against civilian populations, or about bombs in buses, or stone and molotov trown at soldiers, (by the way.. a stone can also kill, and if they doubt it, I suggest any member of B´Tzelem to stand in front a mob of Palestinians and feel what is it to have stones trown at you..). Only when we will hear from B¨tzelem et company reports on both sides then, maybe we will take them seriously..and this goes to any Human Rights groups.. including the UN
16. Stir the Pot-B'Telem!
Lee ,   Londonderry   (01.28.13)
If as is the case these reports are 'half truths' then B'Tselem should be brought before the courts, as such reports, are troublemaking. Also, the total numbers of Jewish casualties taken over the same period should be given so a comparison can be made.
17. Btselem had a payrise from European Union?
European Union ,   is generous   (01.28.13)
if they stop being under the order of the European Union and be more focused on Israel's real preocuppations (islamist terrorism, hamas spread etc etc.), I think everyone would finally take them more seriously. Of course human rights are important and Israel is not perfect but please... open your eyes guys, human right violators are the fact of the wrong behaviour of some angered soldiers. Eventhough those acts could be immoral in nature, they cannot be stopped unfortunaltey as this is the disadvantages when terrorists hide/fire from civilian areas or train little kids to hate jews! To a more general perspective, everyone knows now that the publications of reports are dictated by EU :) which has a plan to increase pressure on Israel for more concessions to Palestinians for nothing in exchange except maybe fpr more security threats... No thanks gaza has opened the eyes of everyone with some common sense.
18. Why not charge B'tselem with treason?
Chaim ,   Israel   (01.28.13)
How long will Israel tolerate blatant treason from leftist groups like B'tselem? Enough is enough!
19. Live ammo
Alex ,   Detroit, MI   (01.28.13)
Are they throwing rubber rocks? Imaginary Molotov cocktails? Are those fake fires burning? No? Then the deserve LIVE bullets. How else would you deal with Muslim terrorists rioting in Jewish lands. This is not their land, they don't belong and not in any position to set demands.
20. This Faux rights originization Should Compare
Deaths in eygpt, syria, iran When Controlling protester's. morsi has given his ARMED Crowd Controll BULLETS and they use them Daily and Lots Of Dead eygptian's. syria Has Been Killing syrian's Unchecked for Almost two years OVER 60000 Dead. iran has Murdured, Raped, Beaten, Tortured Thousands each year! Your Figures for dead protester's is Low, if these arabs did'nt throw firebombs and rocks there would be No Need For Force, Once again it's up to the arabs!
21. Lethal Force
Pagael ,   Bracknell UK   (01.28.13)
Suggest the IDF use devices that fires stones/rocks. Lets see the comments then!
22. B'T
jo moor   (01.28.13)
Where do they get their funding?
23. #7
Tear gas canisters fired at high velocity at the head or chest kill. Live bullets kill. Caterpillars kill. The protestors have none of these. More protestors have been killed by these. How many IDF have been killed by rocks? None.
24. #9
25. #9 into the fire
Your people are experts at this.
26. jo moor #22
Gee ,   Zikron Yaakov   (01.28.13)
Over 95% of their funding comes from Eurotrash countries. Even leftist Israelis will have nothing to do with that terrorist support group
27. @21
Can't the IDF throw? Wimps!
28. #22
It's always about the money, with you people
29. # 15 Daniela panama, NEWS FLASH!
Big bad Jew ,   United States   (01.28.13)
The Human Rights Watch has charged Hamas with "Crimes Against Humanity". I know, it sounds odd but, there you have it. FINALLY.
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