You can bet your bottom dollar, if IDF soldiers dare to defend themselves, with the often tragic outcome this necessarily means, you will have the Norwegian press jump for joy, now they can write about Israel again, preferably casting them as the evildoers.
For instance, today, the IDF announced there had been an incident at the Allenby Bridge where a person shouted Allah akbar and attempted to grab a gun. The soldiers on duty reacted as per protocol. Shoot to kill. Sadly if it is your own survival that’s at stake or that of the person who might be trying to kill you, the natural answer is that your enemy must take his exit cues.
If you want to see how the Israeli press covered the issue, the source reference as it were, you can click here (and they have helpfully updated the story to reveal the identity of the “Palestinian”; now we know it is a Jordanian judge). Now with the same resources at hand (in fact it is only a matter of copy and paste), VG presents this story to their readers. Of course the copied and pasted from NTB, lazy buggers:
Published 03.10.14 – 12:57 , changed 10/03/14 – 24:58 (© NTB )
Israeli forces have shot and killed a 38-year -old Palestinian , who is alleged to have attempted to steal a weapon from an Israeli soldier.
38 years old Raed Zeiter , according to the Israeli Defense Forces attempted to steal a weapon from an Israeli soldier at the Allenby bridge , which connects the West Bank with Jordan .
– IDF forces fired shots against a suspect who tried to take the weapon, the IDF says in a written statement.
Zeiter was from the city of Nablus in the north of the West Bank. The Israeli military says he left the West Bank in 2011, where he has stayed since , is uncertain.
Interestingly, VG, as well as every other Norwegian media outlet failed to inform Norwegians on the following:
By JPOST.COM STAFF03/08/2014 22:10Explosion reportedly occurs during weapons-making training, injuring 9 other members of Hamas’s al-Qassam brigades.
Hamas gunmen in the northern Gaza Strip Photo: Reuters
A Hamas commander was killed on Saturday from an “internal explosion” in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, the terrorist group announced.According to Palestinian reports, nine other members of Hamas’s al-Qassam brigades were injured in what was deemed a “work accident”.Hamas named 30-year-old Ibrahim Nagib al-Ghoul as the casualty from the blast.
Meanwhile, Israeli media reported that the blast had occurred during a training session on producing explosive devices.
Yasser Okbi contributed to this report.