Cast lead was a mistake, and a bad one. Israel went beserk, and slaughter was the result. Tactically the operation was a draw, in a strategic sense a failure, in a publicity sense a major defeat. People were put in a situation in which excesses and war crimes, from both sides, where inavoidable. Now these sergeants pay the penalty, but when do the political leaders responsible for the operation follow? When do the policies change which lead to despair for the Palestinians, and to insecurity for the Israelis?
Justice Ministry: Information examined by AG about Gal Hirsch didn't come from police (Haaretz)
from the article: 'I was stabbed in the back,' says soldier who used human shield in Gaza