Normally Israel forbids photos of IDF actions. In fact, the IDF takes great pains to target photographers and has killed quite a number. We have seen movies and read articles of the rough and ready international combat photographers who photographed the action in El Salvador, Bosnia, Vietnam, Chechnya, etc. These guys won't even think about going to Lebanon, Gaza, or the west bank to photograph the IDF action. Now we see the IDF bringing their own photographers to the action. Want to bet who gets all the photos for editing? Note to the IDF and to Israel: All of your self serving actions meant to promote confidence in Israel have the opposite effect. If you want to promote confidence you cannot do it by certifying yourself.
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