‘IDF has no way of stopping mass non-violent protest in West Bank’ – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

As September draws nearer, the Israel Defense Forces has been conducting drills in order to contend with the possibility of a mass civilian uprising in the West Bank in the wake of the Palestinian bid to seek unilateral recognition in the United Nations.

“A non-violent protest of 4,000 people or more, even if they only march to a checkpoint or a settlement, and especially if the Palestinian police does not deter them, will be unstoppable,” one IDF officer claims. “Such a great number of determined people cannot be stopped by tear gas and rubber bullets.”

Another high ranking IDF official serving in the territories claimed that “if we are to face protests similar to those in Egypt or Tunisia, we will not be able to do a thing.”

“At the end of the day, the decision is in the hands of the political echelon,” claims another commander, “it is fairly obvious that if there will be no progress on peace talks, the Palestinian police with whom we work very closely to prevent infiltrations will lose their patience.”

via ‘IDF has no way of stopping mass non-violent protest in West Bank’ – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News.

One Response to ‘IDF has no way of stopping mass non-violent protest in West Bank’ – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

  1. ezra greenberg says:

    I read your recent article about Gazans attacking out of the blue, and the myth of Israeli insecurity. Typical pack of lies. As you are well aware, the Israelis have offered the Palestinians statehood twice in the last 10 years. Once by Barak to Arafat as Camp David, in 2000, and once by Olmert to Abbas in 2008. Both offers were rejected, not with a sensible counter-offer, but with blood curdling violance, particularly the second intifada featuring sucidide bombings.
    Even if the Israelis were denying the Palestinians statehood (since the Palestinians already have a state in all but name–it is called Jordan)that is absolutely no excuse for the wonton slaughter of the Israeli civiians in Eilat. Your justification for such slaughter is absolutely disgusting and despicable.

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