George 108. Fair enough but... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Michael
    • 04.11.09 | 12:52 (IST)

    Fair enough. It would be ludicrous to call Cast Lead genocide and I never would. The trouble is George it was a mess. The Qassams were a war crime, but the truce had held and could have been patched up. Instead, with an eye on the election, Barak, Livni et al decided to go in hard and give right wing Israeli voters what they wanted - kick the Pals with very few IDF casualties. I don't cry for dead Hamas fighters, but the level of destruction of civilian infrastructure was way, way, way too high, and the loss of civilian life was way too high. The basic message that came across was that Israeli soldiers' lives were worth far more than Arab children's. That's not good. Goldstone's report is accurate. Obviously other armies have also committed crimes and they too should be investigated. But you don't let a criminal go just because you haven't arrested every other criminal yet.

    from the article: U.S. House backs resolution to condemn Goldstone Gaza report
    First published 19:32 03.11.09 | Last updated 00:40 05.11.09
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