Israel violated international law. A UN commission with whom Israel refused to cooporate issued a scathing report, but left Israel an out by advising it to investigate the conduct of the IDF. Israel indignantly refused to do so and instead embarked with the help of the US on a world wide smear campaign of all the usual suspects. In fact it went out out of its way to antagonize the world community while insisting the IDF is the most moral army on the planet. Many of the responders on this site persisted in arguing wholly irrelevant issues that expose their lack of understanding as to what is truly taking place. To irrationally accuse Goldstone of anti-semitism is proof positive of their obtuseness. Now the IDF legal official engages in 'could, would, should have'. How many times is the military and civilian leadership of Israel misunderstand where they are leading the country to?
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from the article: IDF legal official: Israel should probe Goldstone Gaza report