Israeli troops on Monday shot and killed a Palestinian who had been throwing rocks at cars on a main road near Tapuach Junction in Samaria.I have zero sympathy for rock throwers.
An IDF spokeswoman said troops shouted at a group of Palestinians throwing rocks to halt and then fired warning shots.
"Once they didn't comply, [the soldiers] responded to the threat with direct fire, wounding one of the attackers," the spokeswoman said, adding that the Israel Defense Forces had opened an investigation into the incident.
The local Arabs need to be made to understand that if they tolerate, or encourage, rock throwing by their kids then they will pay a major price.
The IDF needs to shoot rock throwers, in their teens or older, in the legs with live fire. The parents of children who throw rocks need to be placed on trial for something like child neglect.
The terrorists need to understand that each and every time that they throw a rock at a Jew, or a Jewish vehicle on the road, that they risk taking bullets to the leg. I would train the IDF to be exceedingly aggressive in going after rock throwers. Once they encounter anyone throwing rocks they should pursue such individuals with guns ablazing.
Israel is in no position to allow an internal enemy population to constantly harass and attempt to kill the Jewish population of that country.
Pelting Jews with rocks has been a long standing Arab-Muslim tradition going back many centuries, but it is now time to put a close to that tradition by vigorously pursuing such people in a meaningful and painful way.
Israel needs to make rock throwing an exceedingly perilous activity among Arab youths. They need to understand that anytime they engage in such behavior there is an excellent chance that they might lose a leg.
If Israel seriously pursued such a strategy the Arab-Muslim tradition of pelting Jews with rocks would soon come to an ignominious demise.