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    • e l pratt
    • 05.07.10 | 03:03 (IDT)

    I wonder if you, Mr. Levy, would think their sentences disproportional to their crimes if they had killed your father, mother, son or daughter. Or if their stone-throwing had robbed one of your family of their eyesight or disfigured them by cutting or stabbing them with a kitchen knife? Walk a mile in some of the Israeli victim's shoes, why don't you? All you ever do is run-down your military that is trying to protect you the best it can. If you don't like their decisions and want a civilian review of their decisions, why don't you offer something positive for those incarcerated--like a mandatory jury trial after 90 days of detention? Or establish some sentencing guidline for the military with regards to the severity of the alleged offence. It's always so much easier to whine, complain and cut people down than it is to think things through and make positive recommendations isn' it, Mr. Levy?

    from the article: And if thousands of prisoners go free?
    First published 01:58 05.07.10 | Last updated 01:58 05.07.10
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