Smoke and Light and Human Shields - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Chaim Ben Kahan
    • 04.09.13 | 19:49 (IDT)

    The usage of smoke and flares saved many lives on both sides. If Israel could not use smoke and flares to move about and target Hamas terrorist strong points, the indiscriminate use of fire would have been needed which would have contributed to the loss of "civilian" lives and IDF soldiers. The Gazans were being used as human shields by Hamas and if they were not used in this way and allowed to vacate then there were would have been zero innocent lives lost. All in all Israel showed immense restraint and the overwhelming majority of casualties were Hamas terrorist.

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