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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 21.09.09 | 00:59 (IDT)

    I say you have read the report. So have I. The report is actually a mixed bag. While anyone watching the ISRAELI coverage of Cast Lead could see that Israel was waging war against the infrastructure of Gaza, the homes, businesses, schools, police, government buildings, hospitals, etc. It was not obvious that civilians were being targeted. The report makes it clear that there was a MIX of actions by israeli soldiers and units. Some were careful, some warned apartment buildings, some refused to bomb buildings with people on the roofs. Others were ruthless. One thing that was not obvious during the war was that there was a great schism in the attitudes and actions of IDF units and men. Some would occupy a farm before moving on. Others did as much devastation as possible before leaving. Some went to great lengths to avoid civilian casualties, others seemed be indifferent at best. The report seems to indicate this was a matter of who was in command, and what their superiors desired

    from the article: Netanyahu asks world to reject Goldstone findings
    First published 21:43 17.09.09 | Last updated 22:02 03.10.09
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