Unable to Respond, Israeli Soldiers Stoned by Arab Mob Sustain Injuries (VIDEO)

December 9, 2012 1:51 pm 9 comments

Screen shot of mob attacking IDF soldiers. Photo: Youtube

Video has surfaced of a confrontation between IDF soldiers and a mob of rock-throwing Palestinian Arabs in the West Bank. The incident took place outside the village of Kafr Qaddum and comes only days after a similar scene played out in Hebron.

In the video the IDF soldiers  attempt to disperse a riot before retreating to their posts under a deluge of rocks and stones.

According to Israel’s Maariv three soldiers were injured in the incident, “two by stones, one with a fractured hand and the other in the face with a cut to his head. Another fighter was hurt when a stun grenade exploded and burned his hand. The injured soldiers were evacuated to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva.”

A source in the IDF told The Algemeiner that soldiers must ask for approval before using force. “Every time you go out on a mission you breach the subject beforehand,” the source said. “Every scenario has its own procedure of how you can engage fire or what they’re going to do in specific scenarios.” The source continued.

If the expectation for that particular mission doesn’t go as expected, as was the case in that scene in the video, then the soldiers have no recourse but to retreat. “I was in the reserve two weeks ago and I heard over the radio that several soldiers were surrounded by a mob throwing rocks and they had to wait for permission to use rubber bullets,” the source said.

Ynet reports that many soldiers have complained of the vague rules of engagement.

For its part an IDF spokesperson for the soldiers’ unit released the following statement:

“The incident depicted in the video is being investigated. The event took place during a violent and illegal riot in Qaddum – one of the most violent areas in the Judea and Samaria Sector.

“Following the incident, the orders pertaining to crowd control were clarified further, stressing that soldiers must break up violent riots with professional determination, while exerting operational discretion as to the use of force.”

A video of the incident can be viewed below:

9 Comments

  • Kol ha Kavod to the soldiers…It takde more courage to follow orders then to retailiate.

    What the world sees is a bunch of hoolingans throwing rocks….the lack of strong cultural identity is quite obvious…wow…what a wonderful religion that teaches unwarranted hate and to kill!
    Here is a qote from one of one of the books found in the Nashville Mosque Library: “Understanding Islam” by Abdul A’la Mawdud:”"Jihad is as much primary duty of the Myslims as prayer and fasting. The greatest scrifice made in the way of God is Jihad. In it man sacrifices not only his own life and belongings but destroys those of others as well…even if it were thousands or more.”

    …and… with this said…

    WILL the international voice finally be heard when rocks WII BE thrown at civilians, militarty, and police around the world in, all major and minor cities? Countries?

    IT HAS BEGUN RIGHT HERE in the U.S.A. with the murder of private Andy Long in front of a recruiting center in Little Rock Arkansas in June 2009. Carlos Bledsoe confessed to the crime and justified it for Islamic reasons.

    On Nove 5,2009 an American, Major Nidal Hasan son of a Palestiniean immigrant murdered 12 of his fellow soldiers and a civilian at Fort Hood, Texas. Major Nidal Hasan identified himself s a muslin not an American and a follower of Imam Awlaki. Imam Awlaki stated that he is proud of his student, Nidal Hasan, saying:
    “What he did was a heroic act, a wonderful operation…”

    And…our government and the President of this country refuses to to lable these two attacks of our soldiers on US ground as what they are…TERROR…these two tragedies… TERROR attacks aren’t in the federal court!!

    THESE AMERICAN SOLDIERS DIDN’T DIE ON A BATTLE GROUND ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD…THESE SOLDIERS DIED RIGHT ON OUR VERY OWN SOIL!!!!
    …AND…
    THEY DIDN’T HAVE A CHANCE TO RUN!!!

  • May I suggest that the politicians who demand these rules of engagement for our soldiers stand with them and face the mob.

  • The rule is destroy them before they destroy you!

  • If they throw one stone, shoot them in the knee, if they throw two shoot the other knee. Three stones and we send them to paradise. Lets buy lots of bullets because the terrorists are not going to stop. Remember what they said, they love death like we love life.

  • After seeing this, who will want to serve in that army?

  • Muslims respect and fear strength in an enemy. Let’s start showing them strength.

  • Jo-Ann Morris

    These soldiers where in one of the most dangerous places in the West Bank and had no way to protect themselves. How outrageous!! It is very sad to see these soldiers running from a rock throwing gang. Please change their orders so they will be able to protect themselves. Hope to not see or hear of this again.

  • Lawrence Kulak

    You know what the entire world for whom these ‘rules of egagement’ are written are doing when they see this video? The are laughing their heads off. When a perpetrator so much as curses at a police officer and tries to walk away, he can be taken down by force. Here we see soldiers under actual attack with stones. They cannot even use their rubber bullets because rubber bullets have the capacity to kill people on occassion. And stones do not? Just ask the Saudies or Iranians who stone women to death. When soldiers retreat it is an indication to the enemy that they are afraid. Whether it is public opinion or the actual enemy that they are afraid of makes no difference. It is a shameful day when IDF soldier have to run away from rock throwing youths after they chased someone into the village. Why then chase anybody on Palestinian ‘territory’ at all if you are going to run away in shame and empower the enemy? The worst part about it is that the actions of the IDF in addition to destroying morale is creating confusion amongst the Arab youths. the next time they will think that since they are on their territory that they can throw molotov cocktails. Then when the soldiers used force and kill a few there will be an international incident which could have been avoided. Its the stupid IDf commanders that are doing creating this situation. Rubber bullets are not the real thing, get it you cowardly duncecaps? When your soldiers run away on the other hand you invite live ammunition.

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