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    • ben
    • 11.08.10 | 12:42 (IDT)

    proportionality can be invoked in relation to a threat. What was the threat? That a boat that has been inspected and on which Israel had spies enters Israeli waters? That it reaches Gaza? What would then have been the threat requiring the death of 9 people? No, what was at stake is the image of Israel as a tough non-compromising actor. There is no proportionality, because there was no concrete threat. And of course, there is the incompetence of IDF.

    from the article: IDF chief to Gaza flotilla probe: Raid quickly became 'chaotic'
    First published 08:57 11.08.10 | Last updated 13:12 11.08.10
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