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    ... but so far the IDF is investigating only the small fish. The highest ranking officer investigated is a Lt. Col. I suspect that other Goldstone accusations of war crimes, such as "attacks on the foundations of civilian life in Gaza: destruction of industrial infrastructure, food production, water installations, sewage treatment and housing", will not be investigated since they involve the highest level officers and the civilian leadership. Perhaps the goal of the IDF investigation is to show the Security Council that Israel is really doing an investigation, so the issue should not be sent to the Hague. But the low level of the accused may work against this strategy.

    from the article: Analysis / Trying one soldier for Gaza war crime doesn't solve root of problem
    First published 01:42 07.07.10 | Last updated 01:42 07.07.10
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