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A Golani commander instructed his battalion that under no circumstance may they fire at Jews in the event of a clash with activists in Judea and Samaria.

“We’re in for a rocky Saturday, so stay alert,” the commander told soldiers. “In any case, no matter what happens, let the world burn down for all I care, nobody opens fire at Jews! We don’t want a civil war.”

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These comments come after the vandalism of the Ephraim Brigade base last month, and in the wake of statements by former Defense Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer in which he advocated firing on anyone who threatens the lives of IDF soldiers, irrespective of religion and citizenship.

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