In their short history the Israeli military has accomplished some of the unlikeliest victories, when fighting against some pretty desperate odds. And they did it because of their determination, ingenuity and the knowledge that if they lost, the civilian population, their families and friends, would've been massacred. A history to be proud of. But in recent decades it has turned into a force of imperialist expansion and occupation, one to be ashamed of. The legacy of the heroes of the past is being sullied by the actions of today's Israeli military.
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from the article: IDF chief: Gaza war against Hamas was an 'excellent' operation