Palestinians from the south Mount Hebron area in the West Bank claim that in the past few days IDF soldiers have destroyed several vehicles belonging to people who have used them in attempts to smuggle Palestinians into Israel.Am I missing something? How exactly does this go against IDF values and guidelines -- what's wrong here?
The B'Tselem human rights group on Tuesday quoted one Palestinian as saying that seven or eight vehicles have been destroyed by the IDF in recent days.
"Yesterday they burned down a Ford Transit that was worth NIS 15,000 ($4,000)," the Palestinian said, "And the day before that they set fire to a Subaru. Sometimes they push the vehicles into the valley, or ram into them with their jeeps."
The IDF Spokesperson's Office said in response, "The alleged incidents go against the army's values and guidelines. (YNET)
In other countries, its routine that cars used by criminals, such as drug dealers, are impounded and then sold or destroyed.
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