Basically, Israel would have more credibility in what Oracle claims, and IDF spokespeople say, if there was a record of more transparnecy in investigations. To date, all killings of civilians have been whitewashed over, or declared as being "in accordance with the rules of engagement", and when an Israeli general is quoted as saying anyone over the age of three is a fair target, Israel cannot claim to be trying very hard to engage in peace. Add to that Sharon's provocative act five years ago, his involvement in mass murders in Lebanon, Barak and Sharon's refusal to deal with Arafat, Barak's refusal to allow UN peacekeepers/observers, Israel appears to be a nation which enjoys killing. Israeli ministers who visit us lie and exaggerate outrageously in an effort to get sympathy, their claims ridiculous in light of all the sources of info we all have these days.
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from the article: IDF hard-pressed to pinpoint cause of Gaza beach deaths