Are police officiers who have pledged loyalty to a terrorist organization non-combattants? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '13'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '9'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Ben
    • 09.11.10 | 20:00 (IST)

    Using Western standards doesn't work on Palestinian militant organizations by design. This is especially true for Hamas who have done everything possible to blur the line between political parties, armies, and charitable organizations. For American readers, try to imagine an amalgamation of the Red Cross, the GOP and Blackwater. In Western style democracies (like Israel) there is a clear distinction between political parties and militias. There is a clear distinction between national defense forces and forces of civil order. None of that exists in Gaza. And, even if it did, there would need to be mutual recognition of those divisions. Under rules of war would the Gaza police be allowed to engage invading IDF forces?

    from the article: Hamas admits 600-700 of its men were killed in Cast Lead
    First published 11:24 09.11.10 | Last updated 11:24 09.11.10
Haaretz Headlines
Hebron stabbing victim evacuated
Stabbing attempted in Hebron; attacker shot dead

The assailant, a Palestinian woman, was shot and killed at the scene.

15:05 13.02.16 | 0 comments
Drilling for Hamas tunnels Gaza
Hamas tunnel threat burrows into minds of Israeli military, political leaders

Hamas may have told Israel it isn’t looking for another war in Gaza, but it’s clearly desperate to advance its attack tunnels. It’s also delighted to be sowing seeds of discontent and concern among the Israeli public.

04:19 13.02.16 | 0 comments
Egyptian doctors protest police abuses Cairo
Thousands of Egyptian doctors protest against police abuses

The standoff suggests that Egypt's powerful security forces may have overstepped their limits by clashing with one of the country's most respected professions.

12:16 13.02.16 | 0 comments
What's good for one person might be bad for another, and vice versa.
Which foods make you fat? The answer is in your gut

Is rice more healthful than ice cream? Not necessarily. Are potatoes harmful? Not for everyone. A breakthrough study by two researchers from the Weizmann Institute shows that each of us has a different 'microbiome,' that makes us respond to foods differently. Get ready for a new medical revolution.

16:31 11.02.16 | 0 comments