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The IDF no longer 'kills' terrorists - it 'thwarts' them

The word 'kill' no longer appears in IDF opening fire regulations. PC trumps state security, organization says.

The IDF no longer 'kills' terrorists - it 'thwarts' them

Terrorist stabber at large - due to IDF rules?

Armed and dangerous terrorist flees after soldiers follow protocols - did Eizenkot's orders prevent an elimination of the danger?

Terrorist stabber at large - due to open fire rules?

Bennett claims IDF head backs Talmudic 'slogan'

In second attempt defending Eizenkot, Bennett 'backs' self-defense maxim - even though he said 'IDF can't talk in such slogans.'

Bennett claims IDF head backs Talmudic 'slogan'

'We never emptied a magazine into a child!'

Internal Security Minister dissects IDF Chief of Staff's call not to 'empty magazines' into 13-year-old female terrorists with scissors.

'We never emptied a magazine into a child!'

'Terrorists must not come out of attacks alive'

Minister Katz slams IDF Chief of Staff for dismissing Talmudic 'kill or be killed' maxim, worries it influenced response to attack.

'Terrorists must not come out of attacks alive'

IDF Chief of Staff dismisses Talmudic 'slogan'

Eizenkot questioned by high-schooler on open-fire orders endangering soldiers' lives, goes on to pooh-pooh famed maxim of the Jewish sages.

IDF Chief of Staff dismisses Talmudic 'slogan'

New Open Fire Instructions: 'Fire Only in the Air'

IDF warriors are told even lower limbs of terrorists are not legitimate targets, except in immediate threat to life.

New Open Fire Instructions: 'Fire Only in the Air'

'In the End We'll Burn'

Soldiers release video from inside a pillbox showing the extreme danger and frustration caused by the strict restrictions on opening fire.

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Protest: End Rock Attacks by Firing Back

Jews hold protest vigil on Samaria highway in a call to stop rock terror by force.

Protest: End Rock Attacks by Firing Back

Video: Arabs, Anarchists Harass Soldiers

Clip captures Arab and left-wing extremists harassing soldiers. Expert: "Those who start with rocks will finish with shots"

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‘IDF Does Not Deny Terror is On the Rise’

Ex-commander says that despite his controversial statements, Chief of Staff Gantz knows terrorism is a problem.

‘IDF Does Not Deny Terror is On the Rise’