The IDF needs to understand that killing civilians is not in their interest - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Natallie Durson
    • 14.10.10 | 15:04 (IST)

    The IDF needs to understand that killing civilians is not in their interest, unless their interest is in avoiding peace. In the 2006 war, Israel bombed apartment blocks in Beruit. Some Israelis believe the spin that Israel tries to avoid civilians casualties. Not true. Targetting civilians is a long time Israeli strategy. That is why the IDF kills so many civilians. The Gaza op was a war conducted against civilians. Since the IDF expected little or no resistance, they had to change the rules of engagement to allow them to shoot at whomever they liked in Gaza. result? More that 1000 dead civilians.

    from the article: IDF top brass must learn from the mistakes of the past
    First published 02:29 14.10.10 | Last updated 02:29 14.10.10
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