The Limits of Fight-or-Flight Training

The soldiers at Checkpoint 56 ordered the woman to stop.

She was Palestinian, the soldiers were Israeli, and this checkpoint divided the Israeli and Palestinian-controlled sections of Hebron on the West Bank. The checkpoint’s metal detector had gone off when the woman walked through. The soldiers ordered her to raise her veil. She refused.

Then she pulled a knife.

The soldiers fired at her legs and feet. She rushed at one of them, knife raised. He fired into her abdomen. She died in

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