Col. Richard Kemp at the UN (Part 2) - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yonatan
    • 21.10.09 | 08:45 (IST)

    The IDF faces a challenge that we British do not have to face to the same extent. It is the automatic, Pavlovian presumption by many in the international media, and international human rights groups, that the IDF are in the wrong, that they are abusing human rights. The truth is that the IDF took extraordinary measures to give Gaza civilians notice of targeted areas, dropping over 2 million leaflets, and making over 100,000 phone calls. Many missions that could have taken out Hamas military capability were aborted to prevent civilian casualties. During the conflict, the IDF allowed huge amounts of humanitarian aid into Gaza. To deliver aid virtually into your enemy's hands is, to the military tactician, normally quite unthinkable. But the IDF took on those risks.

    from the article: Deputy PM to Haaretz: Israel must probe Gaza war
    First published 02:00 21.10.09 | Last updated 13:06 21.10.09
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