Israel’s Predicament

December 7, 2003 14:25 by

Imagine the American forces in Iraq tolerating this from hostile locals:

A Palestinian teenager hangs a tire
on the barrel of an Israeli army tank
during clashes in Balata refugee
camp near the West Bank city of Nablus

(December 6, 2003. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini)

Here’s this scene in a nutshell:

If the tanks don’t pursue the terrorists, they murder more innocent civilians.
If this Palestinian’s tire is filled with explosives, the tankists die.
If the tankists shoot the Palestinian as he struts right up to their tank, Israel is condemned worldwide for cruelty.

That’s Israel’s predicament today.

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