yonatan and Col Kemp #14-16 - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 21.10.09 | 14:26 (IST)

    Has he ever set foot in Gaza? Was he witness to events in Cast Lead? Are his main sources of information on Gaza delivered directly and exclusively by the Israeli military whilst on joint exercises? Furthermore: "Many missions that could have taken out Hamas military capability were aborted to prevent civilian casualties." False assumption. Israel demonstrated its ambivalence toward civilian casualties in both Gaza and Lebanon. Utilising Dayan's 'mad dog doctrine' consistently. What kept the IDf from 'taking out Hamas' was the 200 men it was estimated would be the cost of taking Gaza City alone, not humanitarian concerns. Domestic political ones. "War is chaos and full of mistakes" Yes like 'Bloody Sunday' in N. Ire I suppose. Only some mistakes are more deliberate than others. The problem is Israel's mistakes include, destroying 90% of Gaza's arable crop, destroying sewage plants, hospitals, ambulances and dropping white phosphorous over heavily populated areas whilst being filmed by news teams whom Israel were not able to effectively censor. Spoken like a real soldier.

    from the article: Deputy PM to Haaretz: Israel must probe Gaza war
    First published 02:00 21.10.09 | Last updated 13:06 21.10.09
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