Soldiers stopped a fire truck

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http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3385203,00.html

A Palestinian resident of Hebron said Wednesday that IDF soldiers did not prevent Jewish settlers from setting his car on fire.
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Abu-Haykal added that the soldiers prevented a Palestinian fire truck from arriving at the scene, claiming that it was Israeli territory.

“They waited for the car to burn down entirely before allowing the firefighters to approach, but by then there was nothing to save,” he said.
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“I could not believe that my car was torched such a short time after I parked it, because an IDF outpost is situated only 20 meters away,” he said. “The soldiers could not have missed the settlers who torched the car.”
 
#4
We have seen some horrendous things on our streets here in UK. A policeman chopped down by a mob. Young kids shot at random.
The people in Israel/Palestine live under the sort of tensions that we can only imagine. It is, therefore, short sighted to view what goes on there by the standards of UK. As well compare a locked mental ward from the days of One flew over the Cuckoos Nest with the drawing room of some rich bloke in the Cotswolds.
 
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OldRedCap said:
We have seen some horrendous things on our streets here in UK. A policeman chopped down by a mob. Young kids shot at random.
The people in Israel/Palestine live under the sort of tensions that we can only imagine. It is, therefore, short sighted to view what goes on there by the standards of UK. As well compare a locked mental ward from the days of One flew over the Cuckoos Nest with the drawing room of some rich bloke in the Cotswolds.
I understand your point. Thousands cars were torched during the riots in France. So on this background this particular story looks bleak. So you suggest that soldiers and MP must not but only may prevent apparent crimes being on duty.