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Text testimonies It was an improvised action
catalog number: 120565
Rank: First Sergeant
Unit: Nahal Brigade
Area: Jenin area
period: April 2002
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It was an improvised action
Rank: First Sergeant
Unit: Nahal Brigade
Area: Jenin area
period: April 2002

We put a snipers' stakeout up there, its purpose was. . . that we, that they should go in in armored personnel carriers to provoke them, then we with the sharpshooters would shoot whoever starts shooting. Of course it didn't work. Then we entered the houses again, without food, we didn't have any food, everything was improvised. We went to a 24-hour stakeout almost without organization. We entered one house, I remember asking the landlord to show us how to operate the digital receiver so that we could watch TV. One day they went out with somebody, my company commander, my deputy company commander, something like that, to shoot down street lights. The company commander or the deputy? Deputy, yeah, or? He functioned . . . no, it was the deputy. They went to put out street lights. He sent a squad - bang, bang - trying to put down streetlights. Now if you've ever tried it, maybe, it's impossible, very difficult, almost impossible. Telescopic night sights can't hit a streetlight at night, it's really really hard, there's glare, the bullet curves, I don't know. And they fired at it - wham - and tried to put down maybe seven lights in the street, and couldn't do it. And believe me, all night long they loitered there, trying to put down street lights. It was an improvised action, ad hoc. Of the patrol. Yeah, something like that.