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- noun One who is
assaulted; the victim of an assault.
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Escalation, at least under the common law, reverses the roles of the individuals, the assaultor because the assaultee.
Both the assaulter and assaultee survived the attack and apprehension respectively, unlike the last time the police engaged in a high profile faced off with a sword carrier ets.
My point is that while I believe Israel has every right to defend itself, even in law, self-defense becomes assault when the assaultee employs disproportionate force when defending oneself ... sadly, that's what I see happening right now.
It has the added secondary benefit of giving the assaultee more confidence, which could possibly also play a role in making the attacker second-guess his previously violent intentions.