Goldstone and IDF seem to agree on facts, but not conclusions - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Bloodyscot
    • 13.11.09 | 10:31 (IST)

    Everyone seems to agree on the facts but that is about it, Goldstone judged IDF actions based on rule of law and IDF judged them on the need to stop terrorism and that its orders were legal no matter what. The IDF admitted mistakes were make that cost the lives of both soldiers and civilians but that is was part of war and should not be raised to the level of war crimes. Israel has already admitted that it most likely broke Geneva Laws were it stated that changes in those laws were needed. The real question is how many soldiers lives are you willing to risk to follow these laws when its far safer to just break them and let more civilian died to keep soldiers safe.

    from the article: Goldstone to Haaretz: U.S. does not have to protect Israel blindly
    First published 02:10 13.11.09 | Last updated 11:04 13.11.09
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