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    • SK
    • 22.10.10 | 23:31 (IST)

    Receiving a sharp rebuke does not count as being held to account when someone is killed. Be it one person or 21, you think someone has been held to account? The life of an Arab isn't worth much, I think that's part of the problem. This problem of accepting things that should not be so easily accepted is endemic in Israeli society , not particular to the IDF. Our army reflects the values of our society, we are all complicit in the deaths of these people. As long as we are in this on/off war with the Palestinians such things will continue to happen, war is funny that way. And our society's morals will continue to be degraded. The root of the problem is not to be found in one Givati colonel, it is in all of us.

    from the article: IDF probes top officers on Gaza war strike that killed 21 family members
    First published 02:41 22.10.10 | Last updated 02:41 22.10.10
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