I have some sympathy with the view that what Israel does in Gaza, Lebanon and the West Bank is, in some ways, not much worse than what US forces have done in Iraq and Afghanistan. The BIG difference, though, is that the IDF is now a force whose main role is keeping settler land thieves safe, keeping The Jewish State an ethnocracy, and keeping the entire Palestinian people locked up forever. US forces are temprorarily in Afghanistan, fighting to create a better country for Afghans. That is a BIG difference and entitles them to be judged more leniently. In any court of law, intention and motivation for actions, is a big factor in judging them.
Five people hurt in fire at Germany refugee station (Reuters)
from the article: Israel examining ways to protect IDF troops from legal action