Col. Richard Kemp at the UN (Part 3) - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Yonatan
    • 21.10.09 | 08:45 (IST)

    Despite all of this, of course innocent civilians were killed. War is chaos and full of mistakes. There have been mistakes by the British, American and other forces in Afghanistan and in Iraq, many of which can be put down to human error. But mistakes are not war crimes. More than anything, the civilian casualties were a consequence of Hamas? way of fighting. Hamas deliberately tried to sacrifice their own civilians. Mr. President, Israel had no choice apart from defending its people, to stop Hamas from attacking them with rockets. And I say this again: the IDF did more to safeguard the rights of civilians in a combat zone than any other army in the history of warfare. Thank you, Mr. President.

    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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