Back in the day, there was a standing shoot to kill order on anyone with a Molotov cocktail - no exceptions.According to the new guidelines, soldiers are not allowed to open fire, even in the air, toward Palestinians who are stoning them. In addition, soldiers driving in an armored jeep are not allowed to shoot at a Palestinian who is about to throw a Molotov cocktail at them.
A buddy of mine was reprimanded for failing to shoot at a Molotov thrower. His explanation that the terrorist was no longer visible after throwing the Molotov cocktail was meet with the expectation that he should have fired in the air nonetheless. A bit of context is necessary as the event above occurred not long after 2 reservists burned to death in a jeep hit by a Molotov cocktail.