Asymmetry and symmetry, pt 2 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • A. T. Wilson
    • 28.10.09 | 06:01 (IST)

    Israel has rather consistently outkilled its opponents by wide margins: about 9 to 1 between establishment and the second intifada, about 3 to 1 during the second intifada, and about a 100 to 1 in the goldfish-in-a-bowl shootup in Gaza. It seems that Israel wants credit for not killing near as many civilians as can kill if it was being really indiscriminate. It also seems that Israel wants its opponents condemned for the fact that their victims are almost entirely civilian. Fine. Give such credit and blame accordingly, for what it's worth. But remember that Israeli overkill is true in both military AND civilian categories. Israel has killed many armed opponents for each Israeli soldier who has died. And Israel has killed many Palestinian civilians for each Israeli civilian who died at Palestinian hands. I, for one, am tired of the excuses for this disproportionality.

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    First published 14:39 27.10.09 | Last updated 15:31 27.10.09
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