What were the orders regarding throwing stun [grenades]?I don't remember doing that. I think that my company commander or someone did it once or twice. It was some time that my company commander got annoyed, because, from the village, it was very close. . . like always, it's an issue of adults and children. You know that adults enable or control. The kids from the village threw, like, threw stones and ran into the village. So he just went to the main street of the village, stopped everything, called for another patrol or two, stopped everything. He started bothering them, he ,like, went to the stores and said to them, "I'll stop this all every time they throw stones. If you don't tell them I'll stop, Ill make problems here."
What does that mean he'll make problems?Like, "I'll stop the road, now no one will travel on the road." There is also the army. . . who is going to buy from them? They want problems? The want the road to stay open, that people will buy, that there won't be army, that they won't bother them. It's not that the kids stopped throwing stones, but they stopped throwing from that place. I'm also not sure I agree with it but it worked. Maybe that's the price that's worth paying for it.
It was in Ma'aleh Shomron?Yes.