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    • Ruth
    • 14.02.11 | 20:01 (IST)

    Tarek, please understand the basic difference between the IDF and the terrorists (I am not talking about the regular Arab armies). Israeli soldiers do not fight BEHIND Israeli children, the Israeli army does not store rockets and armaments in schools and does not hide behind the civilian population. The terrorists do the opposite - all weapons are hidden in civilian areas to ensure high casualities when the IDF responds to attacks, small children are regularly used as shields and also encouraged to demonstrate against armed soldiers. I cannot imagine an Israeli woman allowing her child to be used by the military for demonstration purposes. The IDF does NOT target civilians, the terrorists ONLY target civilians. I do not condone the killing of any children but our soldiers do not kill children in cold blood. A Palestinian child who is used as a shield by Hamas or Hezbollah has been killed by the terrorists and they carry the blame for this crime.

    from the article: Jordan minister calls for release of soldier who killed seven Israeli school girls
    First published 18:31 14.02.11 | Last updated 18:31 14.02.11
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