This is precisely the type of chaos, lawlessness and violence one should expect from an out of control nation which countenances the theft of homes lived in by their Palestinian residents for decades. Why shouldn’t we expect settler hooligans not only to cock an M-16, but fire it at someone and wound or kill. You know that’s what coming. And if it does what will happen. The government will say the settler was provoked. More Palestinians will be arrested because they brought the outburst on themselves somehow. Someone will order an investigation. Nothing will happen. Then they’ll add it to the docket prepared for The Hague whenever that date with destiny comes.
Not to mention that the Israeli police have criminialized democratic protest at Sheikh Jarrah despite the fact that Israeli courts have TWICE ordered them to permit the demonstrations. The problem is that in the Only Democracy in the Middle East, police and military don’t have to pay attention to court orders if they choose not to do so. It’s an interesting version of democracy, I must say. If a judge says what I want him to say I abide by his ruling. If he or she doesn’t, then it’s as if it never happened.