#34, Nick Ferriman - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • JB
    • 02.03.07 | 20:08 (IST)

    I'm going to go out on a limb here: you have absolutely no first hand experience with any soldier of the IDF, nor any real knowledge of their rules of engagement. I'll tell how I know: if you had, you never would say that the IDF targets unarmed civilians, nor would you characterize the soldiers as half-trained. Have you been through what they've been through? Until you have, reserve your judgements for how well trained they are and any other characterizations about their integrity. You wrote: "As Israel claims to be a modern secular democracy, its soldiers must abide by Article 3 of the International Declaration of Human Rights, which states that everyone has the right to life." So, would you argue that a country's army, or a political party's militia, is not bound to abide by Article 3 of the International Declaration of Human Rights if that country is not a "modern secular democracy"?

    from the article: Some serious thoughts on Syria
    First published 00:00 02.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 02.03.07
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