Lopate: “How would you recommend that soldiers reacting to having stones thrown at them?”
Well actual riot gear might be helpful. Where are the plexiglass shields most law enforcement personnel carry to potentially “violent” demonstrations? I filmed an Israeli patrol in Gaza city and none of them even bothered to put on their helmets. Being bare headed is the only context that makes a thrown stone potentially life threatening, and thus provides a pretext for shooting stone throwers. Israel could outfit all of its patrols with plexi shields with one hour of U.S. foreign aid.