Ahmadinejad to throw stones at Israel; Will the IDF open fire?Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans to 'symbolically' throw a rock at Israel during a visit to the Lebanese side of our border with that country on October 13.
Ahmadinejad plans to meet with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman, as well as other Lebanese officials, on October 13. During the two-day visit, the Iranian president will participate in events near the Israeli border.Security for Ahmadinejad is being provided by Hezbullah.
One event is the inauguration of a garden in southern Lebanon, during which Ahmadinejad plans to throw the rock, Al-Quds reported.
Another event is the establishment of an Iranian center in the village of Maron A-Ras, where there IDF soldiers fought in the Second Lebanon War.
Ahmadinejad is expected to discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in a speech in Bint-Jbil, another battle site.
In September 2006, the IDF issued orders to its troops that allow them to shoot to kill Hezbullah stone throwers under certain circumstances.
The chief of staff told cabinet ministers that according to the IDF directive, troops were permitted to fire in the air and then at the legs of those hurling rocks in their direction. In addition, in the event that the troops sensed that they were in real danger they were granted permission to shoot to kill.To my knowledge, those orders have never been countermanded.
Cabinet ministers at Wednesday's weekly meeting were outraged over a protest Friday in which several dozen yellow-clad Hezbollah supporters on the Lebanese side of the border threw stones at soldiers on the Israeli side of the border. Some of the ministers criticized the army for not responding to the violent protest.
Will the IDF shoot stone throwers on the Lebanese border on October 13? I hope they do.