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    • Aaron Levitt
    • 16.04.06 | 20:23 (IDT)

    The Israeli army deliberately targets individual Palestinian civilians for use as human shields, non-violent demonstrators for beatings and occasionally murder, and non-violent activists for imprisonment and occasional torture. As an agent of the Israeli state, it also targets Palestinian villages, and frequently the entire population, for countless forms of collective punishment that have nothing to do with preventing attacks. In terms of day-to-day, deliberate targeting of civilians for physical attacks, and civilian property for destruction, the arrangement is more sophisticated. In most cases, the settlers commit the acts of terrorism, while the army and border police ensure their abillity to do so, and protect them from any threat of reprisal. Who is a terrorist? On one side, those bombers and Qassam launchers who target civilians, and their support staff. On the other side, the Israeli state, and all of its agents in the Palestinian territories, official and otherwise.

    from the article: Who is a terrorist?
    First published 00:00 16.04.06 | Last updated 00:00 16.04.06
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