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March 29, 2016 9:00 am

IDF Commanders Stress Protocol Requiring Soldiers to Maintain 25-Meter Radius From ‘Potential Threats’

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IDF soldiers in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood. Photo: Wikiwand.

IDF soldiers in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood. Photo: Wikiwand.

West Bank commanders have emphasized IDF protocol obligating soldiers to maintain a 25 meter radius from “potential threats,” such as a terrorist lying on the ground and is suspected of carrying an explosive device. This comes in the wake of the shooting incident, in which a Kfir Brigade soldier opened fire on a neutralized terrorist in Hebron.

During the past week, West Bank commanders have had conversations with soldiers following the disputed incident at a checkpoint in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron. The commanders explained to soldiers that what the arrested solider did constitutes a legal and moral failure and a violation of protocol, which could have put his fellow soldiers at risk.

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