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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 20.01.11 | 17:00 (IST)

    Who ordered a hasty action without proper intelligence? The parole of the men pending trial had been cleared with Israeli authorities. The homes they would be staying in were known to Israeli authorities. Israel agreed to the parole pending trial. Someone decided that the men had to be taken into Israeli custody immediately and ordered a clearly ill informed and executed mission. I doubt if the kid's immediate superiors ordered such an action. Armies don't work that way. Lt. Shavetail does not make decisions of state involving coordinated activities in different locations on his whim. Lt. Shavetail fulfills the orders of superiors who make the decision to launch coordinated strikes. The minimum level of responsibility would rest with the person who had the capability to order multiple coordinated actions across the West Bank.

    from the article: IDF discharges soldier involved in Hamas raid which left Palestinian civilian dead
    First published 00:34 20.01.11 | Last updated 00:34 20.01.11
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