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    • George
    • 04.11.09 | 12:19 (IST)

    Michael, I am not saying that 1,400 deaths is alright at all. What I am saying is that when people use the wpord Genocide so freely it loses its meaning. BUT the main point I am making is... Israel launched thousands of air strikes in Gaza, the place is densly populated. IF they the IDF/IAF really did not care about who or how many they killed surely the number would be closer to 14,000 or more NOT 1,400. The facts I am trying to get across is that they strikes were as surgical as could be. The israelis dropped millions of flyers, made thousands of individual calls to Palestinians there to warn them to get out of the way in order to minimise innocent casualties, even though the real terrorists would get a heads up. How can you then accuse Israel of genocide, ethnic cleansing or any other rediculous term when they did their utmost to minimise deaths. Why isn't hamas accused of hiding in schools and other civilian safe places? But common sense is alien to you isn't it

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    First published 19:32 03.11.09 | Last updated 00:40 05.11.09
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