Army is not civilian police. Hamas could avoid this by not shelling Sderot year after year. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Israeli
    • 06.07.10 | 20:16 (IDT)

    First, if Hamas would not have bomber Sderot for more than 7 years all this would have been avoided. Second, one can send police like forces, trained to deal with situations involving civilians, only in small places with small resistance (like one shooter in one building). To deal with all of Gaza, and stop the shootings, one needs the army. The army consists of tens of thousands very young soldiers involved, they are trained to win against other armies. Not to fight terrorists hiding within civilian population. The truth is, that single no country today has the necessary tools to fight such a huge army of terrorists hiding within civilians, and to do this in a "surgical mode". Lawyers simply look for something that does not exist. They look for an entity composed of 50% soldiers, 50% lawyers, and smart bombs capable of automatically distinguish good guys from bad guys. It is not fair to ask for an 18 year old soldier, to think in a split second, in life threatening situation, in the same way as a committee of relaxed 50 year old lawyers, pondering on the situation on espressos after a lavish meal, and having as much time as they need. But returning to the main point: Hamas generated all this chain of events.

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