Mark Lincoln and the Fake Jenin "Massacre" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 12.02.10 | 06:23 (IST)

    "Mark Lincoln and the Fake Jenin "Massacre" - Rob Yes Rob? "Did you swallow that hook and sinkers? Originally a claim of 5000 Pal dead, then 500, then less than 50, while 23 Israeli Elite troops died fighting because the Israeli Command did not allow its artillery to engage?" - Rob No, rather my point was exactly the opposite of your rant Rob. Israel sought to minimize destruction in Jenin, It sought to prevent innocent civilian casualties. The IDF took casualties in Jenin rather than murder civilians. The civilian to IDF to terrorist casualty ratios in Jenin PROVE that in 2002 Israel was willing to take casualties to prevent civilian deaths. The ratio of civilian to IDF to terrorists casualties in the Second Lebanon War and Cast Lead prove that the values of Israel had changed. Israel is now willing to murder far more civilians than terrorists in order to keep IDF casualties down. Thus was the death of the 'most moral army on earth' for a government willing to kill civilians.

    from the article: Think tank: Israel faces global delegitimization campaign
    First published 01:05 12.02.10 | Last updated 07:13 12.02.10
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