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Handheld laser pointers being used by Palestinian protesters
From the Daily Sabah. Additional pictures of the laser pointer use is at the link.
COMMENTARY FROM LASERPOINTERSAFETY.COM
It does not appear the laser pointers were being used against police or soldiers, and it does not appear that the demonstrators were trying to harm persons. Instead, the laser use was to "annoy" illegal settlers and to gain attention for the cause.
News reports did not say how the laser pointer was linked to the beating. (For example, whether the girl was aiming it at the soldiers.)
From Wafa and the Ma’an News Agency
The attacks happened at least three times on different routes in the West Bank.
An earlier report, from November 5 2014, describes an attack:
The [Jewish] driver reports that an Arab motorist came up next to his car, and used a laser to try and blind him and cause him to lose control of the vehicle.
"He came up next to me and aimed the laser at my face for several long seconds," the driver told Arutz Sheva.
"He tried to divert my view from the road so that I would crash. By a miracle I managed to escape...it's clear that he tried to kill me," reported the driver.
From the Algemeiner (2015) and Arutz Sheva