There are many ways for Israel to defend itself without being accused of war crimes. The least effective one being settling its nationals amidst a foreign population, on a territory outside its sovereignty. "I believe that the settlements in Gaza were a historic mistake." Shaul Mofaz, then Sharon's Minister of Defense, to Lally Weymouth, Newsweek, May 2004. www.newsweek.com/id/105454/page/2 Operation Cast Lead, or the price of folly. Why is that so difficult for eveyone to understand?
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