Brutal unfairness - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Shalom Freedman
    • 31.12.09 | 09:00 (IST)

    What Israel was trying to do in Gaza was put an end to rocket- fire into Israel. It was trying to do this while losing as few Israeli soldiers' lives as possible. You don't seem to remember that Hamas promised it would take thousands of Israeli soldiers' lives. The painfully regrettable losses of civilian life on the Palestinian side were not intentional. They were caused in great part by Hamas embedding itself in the population, and even hiding behind it. Your charge of Israeli brutality is brutally unfair. And you should be ashamed of it.

    from the article: Israel's 10 worst errors of the decade
    First published 08:15 31.12.09 | Last updated 11:35 31.12.09
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