Military receive laser designation system, which allow you to work in the criteria of bad visibility at a distance of up to a kilometer from the goal. System developed by Elbit Systems.
With the use of such systems by the Office of the military Airborne Brigade "Tsanhanim." The initiative was launched soon after the incident at the border Israel and Syria in June of this year, when the IDF military were obliged to open fire on demonstrators trying to cross the border. Then, killing 10 to 23 people.
Under the new rules, as noted by The Jerusalem Post, snipers can shoot mostly on the legs of the demonstrators. In addition, the disposal of the Israeli army received a number of types of non-lethal weapons, which will allow to disperse demonstrations with minimal casualties.
The decision to reduce mortality at dispersal of protests was made shortly before the proposed Palestinian state ad Authority (PNA) on its own independence. Accordingly, the resolution is expected to be presented during the opening of the UN General Assembly on September 20. Israel, with U.S. support, is opposed to such a step by the Palestinians. Experts rumor of mass protests in the occupied territories. This, according to some projections may cause a third intifada.
In 1948, on the territory of Palestine, which formerly was under the British Mandate, heavy fighting broke out in which the Israelis opposed both the Palestinians and the militias of the Arab world. The war ended with the victory Israel, who managed to increment its terrain through areas that the initial plans were to get the Palestinians. According to the UN, more than 700 thousand Palestinians as a result of military action had to leave their homes and land.