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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
Amos Harel
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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