Anyway, it's inevitable. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Colin Wright
    • 29.03.07 | 20:30 (IST)

    Israel needs to maintain a facade of being an enlightened, modern, liberal state -- in fact, so enlightened, modern, and liberal that she doesn't even have the death penalty. How commendable. At the same time, she certainly wants to be able to execute terrorists. Hence all those PLO terrorists that used to be killed 'resisting arrest' before the Palestinians gave up and just went over to suicide bombing. Hence all the 'targetted assassinations' -- at least some of which really could have been arrests. Similarly with the Mossad. Israel wants and needs an agency that can freely employ torture. At the same time, she has to pretend she doesn't employ such means. So naturally, no complaints can be investigated. I'm surprised there were 129 complaints. Why bother?

    from the article: 129 accusations, no investigations
    First published 00:00 29.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 29.03.07
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