Why must you assume that Ashkenazi is a complete idiot? You write "Using snipers against civilians must be restricted to extreme situations in which the soldiers' lives are threatened. " You think that the extraordinary beating our soldiers were taking at the beginning was not an extreme situation??? THAT is what Ashkenazi wants to avoid. A sniper might have avoided 10 killings with just one or two. Considering what I have seen, it was a miracle our initial soldiers that came down remained alive... And in such case WE WOULD HAVE BITTERLY BLAMED ASHKENAZI ! RIGHT ?
Jordan foreign minister says to speak with Kerry on Israel-Palestinian conflict (Reuters)
from the article: The chief of staff threatens