BJ: "The second link in my post, from an Arab source, clearly indicated that the 'Police' were 'COMBATANTS' " It did no such thing, BEN. It did not indicate that "the police force" is a combat organization, and therefore it did not prove that "the police force" was a legitimate target of the IDF. It indicated ***only*** that some members of that police force can - and did - answer a call to rejoin the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades during that conflict. THAT IS EXACTLY THE SAME AS A TEL AVIV POLICEMAN REPORTING TO HIS IDF RESERVE UNIT. Yet I'll point out - again - that "the Tel Aviv Police Force" is not, itself, a combat unit and so can not be targetted in war.
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