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The IDF carried out its own internal investigation and concluded soldiers should have only arrested her in the case.

  • Mutaz Ahmad Uweisat, a 16-year old Palestinian shot and killed while attempting to stab an officer near the West Bank settlement of Armon Hanatziv. Anti-Israel conspiracy theorists have baselessly claimed that Israel planted a knife on Uweisat’s body and was shot for no reason.



In these cases, it should be pointed out that there is a threat-to-life to approach and disarm a knife-wielding assailant. I have been taking advanced Krav Maga (Israeli hand-to-hand combat) courses for three years now and somewhat specialize in disarming attackers with knives from many different directions.  I have received far more training in the field of knife attacks than most IDF soldiers and police officers. And yet, even for me, such a feat is fraught with immediate risk to life. As Krav Maga trainees know, it is more dangerous to disarm a knife-wielding attacker than an assailant with a gun.

Meanwhile, what Leahy, Carson, and their comrades conveniently leave out is that, unlike the rest of the Middle East, Israel follows the rule of democratic law; it has its own very active judiciary and independent military investigators and it will take action against any soldier or civilian who commits a crime.


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Aaron Klein is the Jerusalem bureau chief for Breitbart News. Visit the website daily at He is also host of an investigative radio program on New York's 970 AM Radio on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern. His website is