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Originally posted by Shark VA84
Look, I'm quick to jump on Israel's tail about ROE and other such instances (check my history).
The problem is that these fisherman were not being used as target practice. They were experiencing having warning shots fired at them. Same tactics our Navy or Coast Guard would use to deter a vessel (without engaging it).
Secondly, where is the beginning of this video? I know they may have just turned on the camera at that point, but there is no indication that these mean were not purposely baiting the Israeli gunships. There is no context given for this engagement.
The stern anti-Israeli rhetoric found on the hosting site does not lend this video any extra credibility either.
I know Israel has a loose ROE, I sincerely dislike the IDF's command, as well as the ruling Israeli government. Just giving the other side in all fairness.