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Ynet: Gaza infiltration should be wake-up call for IDF, by Ron Ben-Yishai

There has not yet been a thorough investigation of the incident at the Gaza border fence in the early hours of Thursday, so it is still too early to draw any conclusions, especially regarding the IDF’s response to the event that left three of its troops wounded.

From a preliminary review, however, it seems that the gunman may have been taking revenge for the death of his disabled brother in a border clash last year and died as a martyr.

The Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip are more than familiar with the open-fire orders for IDF soldiers, which state that in the event of a life-threatening danger, the response is to shoot to kill.

Read the full article at Ynet.