obviously they shoot guns. guns cause fires.
When lives are in danger- and after the Arabs set those fires AND attacked those Jews trying to put out the fires, lives WERE, not only is it permitted to shoot, but it is a requirement in order to control the situation that the Arab arsonists and rock-throwers caused.
then what were the settlers doing coming to the village before you can see fire there, like in the first video?
You need to look at that first video again. There are raging fires in the background- towards Yitzhar
(I wrote) Maan News, probably the most widely read “Palestinian” news (and I use the word “news” beyond its broadest sense) source, doesn’t even mention the fire:
(you wrote) which is proof of nothing. i didn’t mention the fire either. it isn’t the primary feature of what went on that day. it’s merely the settlers excuse after the fact for why they were there, an excuse that seems rather feeble once you watch the video of them approaching the video, with NO FIRES. again, if the fire was started near their outpost why aren’t they on the other side of the hill protecting their outpost? why leave a fire to approach the village which, at that time, had NO FIRE?
Incorrect: The whole incident started when the Arabs lit the fires in the direction of Yitzhar and then violently attacked the Jews who went to put it out.
where is the fire when the settlers approached the village?
The Jews didn't attack the village. They went to put out the fires, were attacked by Arabs, and then had to respond. The fires were there, as your own videos clearly show.
Here are the facts:
1. The Arab village of Asira al-Qibliya is just west of the Jewish town of Yitzhar.
2. The Arabs of Asira al-Qibliya set fires to fields in between them- for the 3rd Jewish Sabbath in a row.
3. There is no doubt that it was the Arabs who set the fires because:
a. Jews can be seen in the videos trying to put the fires out. Arabs are not. They are busy attacking those trying to put out the fires.
b. The winds in Israel- especially in the later afternoon when the incident occurred, blow from west to east; FROM Asira al-Qibliya TOWARDS Yitzhar.
c. The terrain where the fires were is UPHILL towards Yitzhar, whereas it is DOWNHILL towards Asira al-Qibliya, and as we all know, fire will rage uphill- especially with the wind blowing it; as we see in the videos.
d. On the Jewish Sabbath, Jews light no fires; not even for cooking.
e. Not even the Arabs claim that it was Jews who set the fires. For instance, Maan News, probably the most widely read "Palestinian" news (and I use the word "news" beyond its broadest sense) source, doesn't even mention the fire:
f. B'Tzelem didn't make that claim either.
4. So Jews responded to the fire that the Arabs set. They were attacked by MANY Arabs. Evidently, three Jews were injured by the attacking at this stage. The videos show dozens of Arabs, and shows Arabs attacking the Jews.
5. The Jews from Yitzhar's rapid response team called the army and then raced to the scene to protect the Jews fighting the Arab arsonist-set fires. They too were attacked by Arab terrorists and responded.
6. Had they wanted to kill the Arab terrorists, they certainly could have; but they didn't. They did neutralize them though.
7. The Arabs and B'Tselem then posted the videos that they took of ONE SMALL PORTION OF THE EVENT, but it was a self-goal. Anyone who sees the videos- and I recommend that everyone look at a map (or Google Earth) as well, will understand the logical chain of events as I posted above.
These Arabs are like the guy who murders his parents and then cries for mercy from the court on the grounds of being an orphan.