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    • Labhras
    • 30.09.09 | 00:57 (IST)

    Based on the following statement from the report, it would not be too difficult to prove Barak as the defence minister has his fingerprints all over these crimes. "Taking into account the ability to plan, the means to execute plans with the most developed technology available, and statements by the Israeli military that almost no errors occurred, the Mission finds that the incidents and patterns of events considered in the report are the result of deliberate planning and policy decisions. 62. The tactics used by the Israeli armed forces in the Gaza offensive are consistent with previous practices, most recently during the Lebanon war in 2006. A concept known as the Dahiya doctrine emerged then, involving the application of disproportionate force and the causing of great damage and destruction to civilian property and infrastructure, and suffering to civilian populations. The Mission concludes from a review of the facts on the ground that it witnessed for itself that what was prescribed as the best strategy appears to have been precisely what was put into practice.

    from the article: U.K. court defers Palestinian bid to arrest Ehud Barak
    First published 13:49 29.09.09 | Last updated 14:52 12.10.09
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