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After Officer's Death at Gaza Border, Public Rage Is Directed at the Israeli Army – and Bennett

The outcry following Barel Hadaria Shmueli's death at the hands of a Hamas gunman may push the government to take steps that don't line up with its Gaza policy, even if some of the claims seem baseless

Amos Harel
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Amos Harel
Amos Harel

The death of Border Policeman Barel Hadaria Shmueli, who was shot by a Hamas member along the Gaza border, is developing into a storm that is undermining the public’s faith in the Israeli military – and could very well push the government into taking steps that will not serve its policies in the Strip. Senior military leaders are still having a hard time processing this exceptionally strong response, even though its consequences could ensnare the IDF into further turmoil.

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