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Originally posted by Eliad
It's a question of range and threat level, isn't it? Why would a sniper make a shot to the apricot at ranges over 100m? Especially when you consider that most Palestinian combatants are armed with assault rifles and there's no real need in going for the apricot?
And again, I doubt any of these were shot by snipers, but I can't really know for sure.. I'll see if I can find information on where snipers are generally posted and what role do they play, as these "Israeli sniper" blood libels are getting crazier and crazier.
Children are not combatants.
Ma dai! ""Israeli sniper" blood libels" - oh so you're now claiming victim status for murderers? Horrific..
I can see why you don't want to believe that Israeli snipers kill children, but it's true, they do.
I see Tom Hurndall in the thread title. While you're doing your research, start with these...
Hayb [the sniper] was convicted of manslaughter and obstruction of justice by an Israeli military court in April 2005 and sentenced to eight years in prison.
Idier Wahid Taysir Hayb (or al-Heib) is an Israeli Arab sergeant in the Israel Defense Forces who shot International Solidarity Movement civilian activist Tom Hurndall while on duty in Gaza on April 11, 2003
between September 29 2000 and December 18 2003 some 377 Israeli civilians and 80 security forces members were killed in Israel. Some 196 Israeli civilians and 180 IDF members were killed in the occupied territories. In that period, 2,289 Palestinians were killed in the occupied territories