This Is the Conduct We Expect: If A Man Comes to Kill You, Kill Him First. If A Boy Throws A Rock At You and Runs Away, Kill Him Too.
Oh, Israel. Dishearteningly but unsurprisingly, new video contradicts the Israeli version of the July 3 killing of 17-year-old Muhammad al-Kasbeh by a high-ranking army official. The Israeli colonel said he feared for his life when he shot the boy, who'd thrown a rock at his windshield; the video shows Muhammad running away. Grim eyewitness and medical evidence make it all worse. Yet Israeli politicians have praised the shooting : "This is the conduct that we expect from IDF commanders."