Israel defense officials: IDF fully prepared to cope with mass Palestinian protests

05.09.2011                      06.Elul, 5771

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Israel defense officials: IDF fully prepared to cope with mass Palestinian protests

The statement comes in response to documents from 2010 recently leaked by Wikileaks, in which high ranking officers expressed difficulty dealing with non-violent protests.

Senior Israeli defense establishment officials told U.S. diplomats last year that they were concerned about the Israel Defense Forces' ability to deal with nonviolent protests on the part of the Palestinians, according to documents published this weekend on the WikiLeaks website.
WikiLeaks also published an admission by Military Advocate General Brig. Gen. Avichai Mendelblit that the IDF is using unmanned aerial vehicles to carry out targeted killings of Palestinian terrorists, and that at the beginning of last year the IDF asked the Interior Ministry's Oz unit to arrest and deport foreign human rights activists who were working in the territories….