US forces have killed innocent civilians by mistake. Such incidents are investigated and action taken. A number of US soldiers have been imprisoned for atrocities. Not so the IDF. If a credible UN report - such as the Goldstone report - finds that US soldiers have committed war crimes the US will not prosecute, they should indeed be prosecuted by the ICC. If a US soldier murdered a 6 year old girl at point blank range like IDF "Captain R," he would certainly be imprisoned. "R" barely got his wrist slapped though the facts were clear. Israel gets focused on because it is absolutely indifferent to the atrocities its troops commit. It accuses its own troops who confess war crimes of being liars instead of honestly investigating. Every country in the World, including the US, recognizes the Israeli occupation and settlements as illegal. None defend Cast Lead. Whining about other countries simply reveals desperation and the lack of reasonable argument.
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Gaza education ministry shuts 2 Shejaiyeh schools citing fear of Israeli artillery fire (Haaretz)
from the article: Goldstone: Israel intentionally targeted Gaza civilian sites